Get grow­ing

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Food -

GROW It Your­self (GIY) and en­ergy provider En­er­gia have teamed up again this year to give com­mu­ni­ties a share of a €75,000 fund. The fund is di­vided into three cat­e­gories — sow, grow and har­vest — with awards from €500 to €2,000. Last year, the fund got more than 700 ap­pli­ca­tions from groups as di­verse as Men’s Sheds, hos­pi­tals, schools, creches, men­tal health fa­cil­i­ties and res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tions. Some ap­pli­cants had never sown a seed be­fore, while oth­ers ap­plied for fund­ing to set up bee­hives or build a pond, or sim­ply buy shov­els and com­post. Ap­pli­ca­tions open un­til 18 Jan­uary at giy.ie

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