Groups and Individuals In St. Mary’s Parish Can Apply For Grant Funding For Agricultural And Ecotourism Businesses

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The Department of Environment and the Sustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund is pleased to invite individuals and organisations within the St. Mary’s parish to apply for the Revolving Fund Programme for grants that contribute to the conservation of local biodiversity, boost climate change resilience, and enhance the livelihoods in rural communities as part of the Path to 2020 Project.

This grant programme will provide small grants of up to EC $26,882.00. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to the following areas of:

  • Agriculture,
  • Agro-processing,
  • Eco-tourism,
  • Other related ventures and technologies,
  • Equipment that can support the applicant in their related business endeavours.

 

Individuals, start up businesses, existing businesses, organisations (government and non-governmental) and community based organisations (to include community groups, sports groups, and faith based organizations) residing in or operating in the following communities are invited to apply (see Fig. 1 for a visual representation of the target area):

  • Bendals
  • Blubber Valley
  • Boggy Peak
  • Bolans
  • Botts Peak
  • Cades Bay
  • Cedar Hall
  • Christian Valley
  • Claremont
  • Dark Valley
  • Dunnings
  • Ebenezer
  • Fig Tree Drive
  • Greencastle
  • Gileads/Providence
  • Hamiltons
  • Horns Hill
  • Jennings
  • John Hughes
  • MacGregors
  • McNish
  • Nantons
  • Old Road
  • Orange Valley
  • Roses
  • The River
  • Sawcolts
  • Shekerley Mountains
  • Swetes
  • Tranquil Vale
  • Tremontaine
  • Urlings
  • Wallings

To apply or for more information, interested individuals can visit the Department of Environment office at #1 Victoria Park, Botanical Gardens, or contact us at 464-5030 or 464-5031 (including WhatsApp messages), or email [email protected].

You can also visit the Department of Environment’s website at environment.gov.ag for more information.

The application period opens on September 30th, 2021 and closes on November 30th, 2021.

Fig 1 – Map showing Locations within the proposed Shekerley Mountain Management Area (SMMA)

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