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Poots announces £2.2million for environmental projects from carrier bag levy money

Wednesday February 26th, 2020

Environment Minister Edwin Poots today announced that 24 environmental projects across NI will share £2.2million of monies generated by the carrier bag levy.coins_3107093Sml

The Environment Fund 2020/21 uses the proceeds of the carrier bag levy (introduced in April 2013) to enable not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver key environmental outcomes across Northern Ireland.
The Minster made the announcement today at Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, which has received funding that contributes to the allocation of wardens at RSPB reserves across Northern Ireland, who help create the right conditions for birds to nest, breed and raise their young.
A total of 24 organisations will receive grants for their projects which range from £6,746 to £257,468.
Among the initiatives to be funded are projects to recruit and train volunteers for large scale bird monitoring surveys; carry out habitat and species conservation activities; maintain and promote long-distance walking routes and encourage recycling.

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