Energia Get Ireland Growing was first launched in 2016 to promote community food growing projects nationwide. Through this initiative Energia, in partnership with GIY, supported 257 community groups with grants totalling €220,000. The recipients included schools, NGOs and not-for-profit organisations, community gardens and allotment groups, GIY groups, hospitals, crèches, direct provision centres and Men’s Sheds all across the country.
This year the Energia Get Ireland Growing campaign aims to make it easy to grow food at home and help power a more sustainable future. We’re on a mission to get as many people across Ireland growing at home. To make this happen we’ll start by giving away 1000 GROWBoxes – each one full of everything you need to start growing five of our favourite veg.