What kind of activities is the Seed Grant for?


Seed Grants can be used for a range of environmental awareness activities and should fit into one of the categories below. Activities are aimed at raising awareness in your locality on the environmental issue and can be day-long or week-end activities.

There are 6 categories under which Clubs can apply for Seed Grants. One proposal may be submitted per club. The project categories are as follows:

  1. Energy Saving
  2. Recycling
  3. ECO-Transport
  4. Local Clean-Up
  5. Tree-Planting
  6. Other Environmental Awareness Raising Activities


There are three levels of awards. Clubs may apply for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award

  • Gold Seed Grant €500 – €1,000
  • Silver Seed Grant €250 – €500
  • Bronze Seed Grant Up to €250


What can Toyota dealerships offer ECO-UNESCO Clubs?

Toyota Ireland’s network of dealerships can provide support to the ECO-UNESCO Clubs in Action. Each Club applying for a seed grant must contact their local dealership to present their project proposal and invite the dealership to participate in the activity. This provides an opportunity for Toyota dealerships to support a local initiative that aims to increase environmental awareness.
The following are some of the ways that your local Toyota dealership may support your Club in Action:

  • Benefit from the resources and skills of Toyota staff
  • Assistance with promotion of the project
  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Facilitating events in the dealership showroom
  • Employees acting as volunteers on an action day


Timeline for Clubs in Action 2012

Receive info pack February
Make contact with dealer February
Present your Clubs in Action activity to dealer February / March
Finalise Clubs in Action Plan March / April
Submit your Seed Grant application April 2nd
Successful applications announced at Young Environmentalist Awards May 8th
Carry out your activity June to October
Submit final report October 26th
Clubs in Action project showcase November

For more information on Clubs in Action 2012 please contact ECO-UNESCO at clubs@ecounesco.ie

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