Galway Atlantaquaria announces Grants for Small Conservation Projects in 2023

Galway Atlantaquaria is Ireland’s largest Native Species Aquarium, which celebrates Education, Awareness and Conservation of our Ocean and Life under Water.

Situated on the Promenade in Salthill, the Aquarium has close connections with the Local Shore on Grattan Beach and Salthill, and a network of Conservation and Environmental Groups in Ireland, including the Irish Ocean Literacy Network.

As part of this theme and focus, the Aquarium is delighted to announce that it will fund up to 5 small scale conservation projects this year, which can focus on education and engagement; native species and habitats; or involve a local community or community group, with a special focus on marine or freshwater. The primary aim of these grants is to support and encourage the next generation, or individuals already involved in this area of work, but struggling to fund the work they are doing. The Aquarium would also welcome novel projects based on Art or Music, which use creative methods to engage audiences.

This is the first year of the Grant Scheme and participant feedback will be used to help guide how the scheme develops in the future.

The maximum value of an individual grant is €1000. In general, a project is expected to be completed within 2023, however projects that extend into 2024 are eligible. Applications should be submitted by 5 pm on 8th March 2023 using the Small Grant Application form which is located on the Aquarium website along with full details and criteria, see Galway Atlantaquaria Small Conservation Grants

It is anticipated that the final decisions on applications will be notified to applicants by May 2023.

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