Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 20 November 2020

Due to the interest in the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2021 Minister Noonan will announce the extension of the deadline for applications to the scheme to 4pm on Friday 4th     December 2020.


The 2020-2021 call for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is now seeking in 2020 to encourage local communities, local groups, schools and other interested parties to engage with the Department in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) and other peatland areas and promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage.

The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives with community benefit from events, education programmes, promotions, publications, exhibitions, development of conservation management plans, public amenity and recreational measures, maintenance measures that support the conservation of raised and blanket bogs, monitoring or surveying work to inform peatland restoration/conservation projects, invasive species and fire control measures, anti-littering initiatives to local environmental improvements in the area of the designated bogs and other peatland areas.

The application form and terms and conditions of the Scheme are attached to this email.

I would appreciate if you could please forward this email and attachments to any local community, public body, local groups or individual who may have an interest in this Scheme.

All queries on the scheme should be directed to the Peatlands Management Unit at

 Kind regards, Orla Joyce, Higher Executive Officer, Peatlands Management Unit ,

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Bóthar an Bhaile Nua, Loch Garman, Contae Loch Garman, Y35 AP90.

Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Y35 AP90.  T +353 (0)53 9117456  E