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Support biodiversity in your school community with the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

The aim of Pollinator Plan Juniors is to enable students to help our pollinating insects that are struggling to find food and are declining in numbers. The health of our pollinators is crucial to ensure the sustainability of our food, avoid additional economic impacts on agriculture, and protect the health of the environment. Through the Pollinator Plan Juniors, students can learn about our pol...

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The aim of Pollinator Plan Juniors is to enable students to help our pollinating insects that are struggling to find food and are declini...

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Funding Available
€1,000 per new project
Funded locations: Glanaruddery Wind Farm & 10km radius, Rockchapel & 5km radius, Taur & 5km radius, Carrickallen Wind Farm & 10km radius, Meelin & 5km radius, An Cnoc, Tipperary & 10km radius, Beam Hill Wind Farm & 10km radius, Lisdowney Wind Farm & 10km radius, Killhill Wind Farm & 10km radius, Ballybane Wind Farm & 10km radius, Glencarbry Wind Farm & 10km radius

Funded locations:

Glanaruddery Wind Farm & 10km radius, Rockchapel & 5km radius, Taur & 5km radius, Carrickallen Wind Farm & 10km radius, Meelin & 5km radius, Show more

To access funding:

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
Start a Junior Pollinator Plan
€1,000 per new project
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“You and your children will benefit from engagement with the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Your village or town will benefit and – most important of all – your bees, pollinators and wildlife will reap the rewards of your labour. And – it’s lots of...

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Pollinator Plan Juniors
Pat Foley
Geashill Tidy Towns

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • wants to support pollinators
  • wants to bring the school community together
  • is interested in gardening

Pollinator Plan Juniors project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Form a team in your school
  • Create a map and plan
  • Take Action
  • Raise awareness
  • Measure, Map and Log Progress

Time

Suggested: 3–6 hours a week. You'll need to find and map existing pollinator habitats in your school grounds and then gather your tools and signage to improve and maintain.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Pollinator Plan Juniors

98 Pollinator Plan Juniors projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. We want to help to give you the knowledge you need to help your local wildlife. Why not form a group to help biodiversity in your school? We’ll tell you all you need to know to help your local biodiversity.

Úna FitzPatrick and Jane Stout, Co-founders of All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

98 Pollinator Plan Juniors projects have already been started

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Members

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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