RWN to benefit from Circular Economy funding

Pictured at a recent RWN CycleUp event held in Athleague were Paul Stapleton, Athleague Tidy Towns; Noelle Jeffreys, Roscommon Tidy Towns; Jonathan Jones, Roscommon County Council; Martina Hourigan, RWN CycleUp; Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives; Dolores McSharry, GRETB; Nora Fahy, Roscommon Women’s Network; Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher; Ruth Wallace, Roscommon Women’s Network; Helen McGinty, Roscommon LEADER Partnership; John Larkin, Roscommon Tidy Towns, and Maria Hourigan, RWN CycleUp. The social enterprise is one of 13 nationwide set to benefit from a recent Circular Economy allocation. Pic: Kieran Croghan

Roscommon Women’s Network’s CycleUp enterprise is among 13 projects nationwide set to benefit from €640,000 in funding aimed at promoting the fast-growing Irish circular economy.

The funding allocation was announced recently by Minister of State Ossian Smyth under the second Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme.

The announcement was made at a ceremony to mark the opening of the Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 event in the Mansion House on Monday evening.

Congratulating the successful applicants, Minister of State Smyth said: “The scale of the challenge to become circular requires change at every level of our society. I am delighted to be able to support these projects which have been proposed from people active in making and advocating change. I look forward to realizing the ambition of these projects and building further on their success in the coming years of this scheme”.

The RWN CycleUp project is an environmental and training social enterprise which addresses the issue of textile waste. It trains individuals and groups in the repair and reuse of materials and produces upcycled items for sale as part of the circular economy.