AXA Insurance has launched a new €1m initiative called AXA Parks. This new environmental grants programme will support local community projects that demonstrate a real commitment to improved outcomes for our environment and our communities’ wellbeing.
In this grant round, over €600,000 is available for charitable organisations in the Republic of Ireland*, and grants will be awarded proportionally across Ireland based on population spread. It is anticipated that this round will be highly competitive and up to 100 grants will be awarded.
Applications will be reviewed, and grants awarded by The Community Foundation For Ireland on behalf of AXA Insurance.
Below there is a summary of some relevant information. CLICK HERE for full details about the AXA Parks Fund.
Successful projects will include all the following aspects:
- The green spaces will be on public land that is accessible to all members of the community.
Exceptions apply for specific cases, for example refuges, schools, or community day care centres where the land might not be accessible to the whole community, but where the green space will be of huge benefit.
- The green spaces and their development will encourage community engagement, participation and a sense of ownership in the local area.
- The green spaces will improve the local environment through protecting current native biodiversity or supporting the recovery of neglected or damaged natural habitats.
Value of the grant:
Eligible organisations can apply for €3,000 to €20,000 to develop and enhance a green space
in their local area.
Closing date for applications:
Friday 20th May 2022
Who is eligible to apply?
- Registered charities or local community/voluntary groups
- A non-fee paying school or non-profit pre-shool
- Must have an annual income of less than €500,000
- Can be a local branch of a larger charity, provided the branch has an annual income of less than €500,000
- Must be embedded in the local community and must have a track record of responding to community needs
- Must have up to date and sufficient governing documents and financial accounts