The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund is a collaboration between GIY and Energia, Ireland's Greenest Energy provider. Together we will give Irish Communities a real boost with awards from a massive fund of €75,000. 85 Community food growing projects will benefit from awards ranging from €500 to €2,000.
We are very excited that this year's Energia Get Ireland Growing fund will include an additional €5,000 for one very special community. The Today Show audience will hand-pick one community group for this amazing prize. To be in with a chance of winning this award we need to know what makes your community and your project so special? Have you had to fight tooth and nail to get a bit of space from your council? Have you got a dedicated group of volunteers who show up in all weather to dig in? Have you got a fabulous group of service users who are working hard to improve their lot?
Whatever it is that makes your community growing project deserving of €5000, just let us know by filling in the application form and submitting a short video that lets us know what makes your community deserving of a €5000 cash boost from Energia Get Ireland Growing.
Film a short video, no longer than 2 minutes and upload it to your own Facebook or Twitter account. You can be as creative as you like in your video or keep it plain and simple.
In the video you should briefly describe your project, who you are, what you do and who benefits from it
Tell us what this grant would mean to your community
Make sure to tag Energia Get Ireland Growing, @EnergiaGIG on Facebook & Twitter
Also tag RTE's Today show, @RTEToday on Facebook & Twitter
Use the hashtag #GetIrelandGrowing in the description
Tell us all about your project. We will ask for a link to your video in the application form so make sure you have it ready.
Your project must meet all the criteria for Energia Get Ireland growing so please read this page before submitting your application.
We wish all entrants the very best of luck. We're rooting for all of you!