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We are delighted to announce that the Community Energy Hubs project has been successful in receiving funding under Strand 2 of the Community Climate Action Programme.

Community Energy Hub

Environmental Communications Officer Michael Deen with Minister Eamon Ryan at the Launch of CCAP

South East Energy Agency will develop and deliver ‘Community Energy Hubs’ which will support community groups and individuals to turn their energy efficiency project ideas into reality. The project will develop practical learning tools to address the challenge of energy efficiency in homes and community buildings. This is a project in partnership with the Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford Library Services.

The Community Climate Action Programme supports projects and initiatives that facilitate community climate action through education, capacity building and learning by doing. The programme is being run by Pobal, on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications. Minister Eamonn Ryan met with the successful projects at a launch event at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin on the 26th of October.

Speaking about the projects, Minister Ryan said:

“There is a massive appetite to take action at individual and community levels. The Climate Conversations 2022, which my department undertook over the summer to get a sounding on where people are at, found that 83% of participants across Irish society are motivated to take action to address climate change.

 “The range of projects represented in these awards is an indication of this appetite for initiatives that can help communities move towards a more sustainable future. I’m looking forward to seeing the lasting impact your projects will have in empowering communities to change behaviours and habits, and am confident the outcomes will inspire other groups who may wish to participate in further funding strands.”