Green shoots: innovative Kilkenny project gets €100,000 funding boost
AN innovative local “micro” green project has recieved a €100,000 grant funding boost.
Kilkenny TD and junior minister John Paul Phelan welcomed the funding for the Green for Micro project, which is said is “a good result for enterprise and job creation in the city and county”.
The Kilkenny initiative was of 16 projects across the country to benefit from the new €2.5 million Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Competitive Fund.
The Green for Micro aproject in Kilkenny is administered by the multi award-winning 3 Counties Energy Agency (3 CEA). It aims to assist enterprises incorporate sustainable practices to assist them in transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy focused on water, energy, waste, procurement and transport.
Minister Phelan (pictured) said: “This is a fantastic project in Kilkenny which will be rolled out through the Local Enterprise Office. It will reach out to small businesses and entrepreneurs across the county, even in the most rural areas.
“Applications were open to individual LEOs; collaborative projects between two or more LEOs; and LEOs working with other local groups like Chambers, Community Enterprise Centres, Education or Training bodies, Local Authorities or colleges.
“It is really positive to see the Local Enterprise Offices working together in this way to further develop enterprise activity across county lines. This is good news for job creation right across the country.”