Tidy Towns Grant 2020

The Tidy Towns Competition may have been cancelled for 2020, however many groups are continuing with their efforts and activities within the confines of their current social distancing rules*. As a result in order to assist and support your efforts, grants were being accepted for 2020. This competition has now closed.

Tidy Towns Grants should complement at least one of the the National Tidy Towns competition categories.

This year we have also added a Community Climate action category to encourage local activities that support our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy – for example, tree planting, promoting smarter travel, innovative waste management( grass mulching), etc.


*Please note: Tidy Towns activities may continue provided it not an ‘event’ – for example litter picking, street sweeping or flower bed/hanging basket maintenance, painting are permitted as long as the following  social distancing measures are put in place

  1. It is not ‘organised’ ie, no groups of people at the same time
  2. Is part of an individual’s ‘permitted exercise’ and within 5km of home
  3. Is done either alone or with just members of one’s household


Supplies of litter picking materials such as litter pickers and bags will be supplied on request from environment@laoiscoco.ie


The closing date for Tidy Towns Grant applications was the 29th May 2020

Your 2020 grant application is invalid unless a 2019 completion form has been received (2019 completion form available below to submit with 2020 Grant Application)

Application Forms:

Tidy Towns Grant Application Form 2020

LTT Grant Completion Report

For any enquiries, please contact our Environmental Awareness Officer, Suzanne Dempsey by telephone at 087 1336557 or email sdempsey@laoiscoco.ie

Completed application forms can be submitted by Post or Email (please choose one option) to:

Suzanne Dempsey, Environmental Awareness Officer, Laois County Council, Community Section, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, County Laois or sdempsey@laoiscoco.ie