Green Communities

Green Communities

Aims & Objectives

Project Aims

  • Support people to take responsibility for their local environment and develop an effective model, through co operation, for engaging communities in the improvement and conservation of the natural environment.
  • Raise awareness of the overall climate change in the community
  • Reduce the impact of climate change through local community action
  • Use environmental protection actions to encourage social inclusion

Project Objectives

  • To establish supports and promote community group action to improve the quality of the Welsh / Irish environment
  • To assist community groups to undertake practical environmental work, which, will lead to the improved biodiversity of the region
  • Improve access to green spaces and transform neglected areas to bring them back into community use
  • Improve social wellbeing by engaging a wide variety of individuals and groups in community action
  • Develop and exchange best practise for community group structures and low carbon activity between Wales and Ireland.
  • Provide training for volunteers
  • Assess aspects of carbon production ( footprinting) resource conservation and sustainability of community group activity
  • Identify actions to mitigate any negative aspects of carbon production of community group activity where possible.
  • Encourage widespread use of the carbon footprinting tool


Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Keep Wales Tidy LP 729,879 973,172
An Taisce 402,877 537,170
Total 1,132,756 1,510,342
Location in Ireland and Wales where the project is carried out

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:

Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Meath, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Pembrokeshire


Name Organisation Email Telephone
Keep Wales Tidy - Zoe Abbott Captain Superintendent's Building, Admiralty Way, The Dockyard Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire SA72 6TD WALES