The Community Environment Action Fund promotes sustainable development by supporting small-scale environmental projects at local level.
Communities and local groups work with local authorities to take action across areas like waste, biodiversity, climate change, air and water.
Local authorities co fund successful projects with this department. Funding can also come from other sources, like the private sector, in order to make the projects more successful.
Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, the department is currently examining the practicality of the Community Environment Action Fund for 2020. The department has extended the completion date for 2019 schemes from 31 August 2020 to 31 Decemeber 2020.