€14k boost for Pearse Park  to create biodiversity space
Pearse Park has received €14,000 in funding for a biodiversity space

€14k boost for Pearse Park to create biodiversity space

CRUMLIN Community Cleanup and Bloomin’ Crumlin are taking part in a national drive to promote local green spaces, biodiversity and community connections with new funding, secured through the AXA Parks Fund.

The group who received €14,000, to create biodiversity space in Pearse Park, is one of the selected projects committed to enhancing community connections and environments by improving local infrastructure and amenities.

People of all ages will have access to a green space which will not only help improve health and wellbeing but will also seek to address the biodiversity emergency which has seen many flowers, plants, trees and animals in danger, or in some cases disappear.

The project will reimagine an underutilised part of William Pearse Park, Crumlin and transform it into a welcoming learning space for the community packed with native Irish flora.

Bloomin’ Crumlin volunteer Siobhan McNamara said: “The support of the AXA Parks Fund through The Community Foundation for Ireland is a great help in turning our vision into reality. Local green spaces are vital assets which should be protected, promoted and supported. Our work now will not only deliver benefits for local people now but will help ensure the survival of our local biodiversity to be enjoyed for generations to come.”

This project is one of 84 being undertaken by community groups across Ireland with funding totalling €900,000 from the AXA Parks Fund.

Antoinette McDonald, Director of Marketing at AXA said: “AXA Parks is about helping local communities to thrive by empowering them with the resources they need to bring projects to life. Small, local groups continue to work tirelessly to deliver meaningful projects in their local communities. The grants announced today will become alive over the coming months as the community projects take shape and will brighten up the countryside for everyone next Spring and Summer.”

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