Our Spring 2022 Climate Action Training for Communities is fully now subscribed. Subject to demand and resources we may host a second training programme in Autumn 2022. If interested, please register your details in this form and we will get in touch closer to the time.
I’m interested, who’s this training for?
County Wicklow Partnership is delighted to offer its free “Climate Action for Wicklow Communities” training to all residents of County Wicklow.
✓ Are you a member of a community group who is looking to upskill and learn more about climate change its impact on Wicklow, and what we can do about it?
✓ Would you like to develop your own plan of action with trainer guidance on how to implement meaningful climate actions in your local area?
✓ We would like to hear from community development groups, Tidy Towns, Men’s Sheds, Sporting Groups, Youth Groups and others in your area.
✓ Participation from young leaders (aged 18-35) who can help deliver climate action in their clubs or communities is particularly encouraged.
Sounds like me, so what’s involved?
This free 8-week training course will help communities to:
- Understand what projects will make meaningful contributions to reduce our collective carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable
- Become more resilient in the face of climate change
- How we can make better purchasing choices
- Identify projects that are eligible for funding under LEADER, the Climate Action Fund and other support
The course comprises 8 workshops, of which you are required to attend four with the remaining four being optional. Naturally we hope you will be interested in attending all of them!
|1||Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation||Required|
|2||Energy & Water Use, Renewables||Optional|
|5||Growing and Groundskeeping*||Optional|
|6||Teamwork & Engagement||Required|
|8||Climate Action Presentations & Discussions||Required|
We hope to continue to facilitate a hybrid learning approach where you can attend in person or dial into a meeting virtually. Our preference is to limit the number of participants attending in person to a maximum of 20 per session, but we can accommodate additional numbers to the same session via videolink.
*Growing and Groundskeeping will likely involve a site visit, which may be delivered on weekday afternoon or on a Saturday morning depending on participants availability and daylight hours.
As the course is fully funded, we expect some homework in return. But don’t be daunted! You will be supported with one-to-one training to make your Climate Action journey meaningful. Your trainers will also be available to answer your questions on finding access to relevant grants and other supports. Homework is a requirement for you to receive your certificate of completion. You will be expected to:
✓ Draft a personalised Climate Action plan for your community or organization.
✓ Present and discuss your plan amongst your peers in a friendly setting.
Where do I Start?
If you are interested in attending this fully-funded training, we’d like to know to know a little bit more about what you’d like to get out of the course so that we can best tailor the content to your needs. We aim to have a diverse range of groups involved with a wide range of climate action projects delivered following completion of this training.
Please complete this online form to register your interest.
Who’s behind this training programme?
The training is organised by County Wicklow Partnership and is funded by the LEADER Rural Development Programme, which in turn is supported by:
- The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
- The Department of Rural & Community Development
County Wicklow Partnership is a Local Development Company delivering a range of national programmes on a county wide level including the current SICAP, LEADER, Tús and a range of other initiatives. It is contracted to deliver SICAP and the LEADER on behalf of the Wicklow LCDC.
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