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Limerick Going for Gold 2021 - Limerick City and County Council invites applications for the Limerick Going for Gold Environmental Improvement Grant & Competition 2021. Pictured above in 2019 are participants from Kilcornan, Co. Limerick. Limerick Going for Gold 2021 - Limerick City and County Council invites applications for the Limerick Going for Gold Environmental Improvement Grant & Competition 2021. Pictured above in 2019 are participants from Kilcornan, Co. Limerick.

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Limerick Going for Gold 2021 set to come back this summer

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Limerick Going for Gold 2021 – Limerick City and County Council invites applications for the Limerick Going for Gold Environmental Improvement Grant & Competition 2021. Pictured above in 2019 are participants from Kilcornan, Co. Limerick. 

Limerick Going for Gold 2021 set to come back this summer

By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney

Richard encourages everyone to take part.

Richard encourages everyone to take part.

Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation has decided to proceed with Limerick Going for Gold 2021.

Limerick City and County Council invites applications for the Limerick Going for Gold Environmental Improvement Grant & Competition 2021. This grant scheme aims to assist with Environmental Improvement works undertaken by non-profit making organisations working within Limerick City and County areas.

This year’s applications will be processed on the premise that the public health guidelines in relation to Covid-19 are followed at all times. Please adhere to public health guidelines in terms of Covid-19 at all times if you intend participating in Limerick Going for Gold 2021. The Competition element of Limerick Going for Gold is under review and will be finalised subject to public health guidelines with regard to Covid-19.

It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic and associated restrictions.

Grant assistance is being provided for the project/works as outlined in application forms however to comply with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and the benefit of biodiversity the following are the conditions for which funds are used for which is stated by the Council below:

  • Do not use these funds for weed killer or bedding plants
  • Take the advice from the Tidy Town’s seminar held earlier this year. Please do not place planters on grass/green areas, trees and other plants should be planted directly into the ground
    • The All Ireland Pollinator Plan has recently advised encouraging natural wild seed banks to grow is favourable to planting wildflower seed. 
  • Wildflower seed packs from supermarkets etc should be kept for use in gardens. Please note, wildflowers grow better on poorer soils and topsoil is probably not required.
  • If planting grass seeds please ensure a higher percentage of clovers and daisies, which will benefit wildlife
  • If there are residents in your area with compost, please check if they can supply it to the project as an alternative to moss peat
  • If you are planting Hydrangeas, please ensure they are a variety that attracts pollinators
  • Please do not use this grant for artificial grass or plants.

For more stories on Limerick Going For Gold go HERE 

For more information on how to apply for Limerick Going For Gold go HERE 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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