Going Green

Funding and supports showcase for businesses ‘Going Green’ in Kilkenny

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 Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Michael Doyle with event panel speakers Breda Maher, Kilkenny County Council Climate Action, Aisling Raggett Ormond Vets and John Ryan the Pembroke Hotel.

Your Local Enterprise Office invites you to their free seminar aimed at informing entrepreneurs and business owners of Kilkenny about the supports that are available to support the sustainable journey and becoming greener. This collaborative event will involve agencies that have a remit and are offering supports towards sustainable development.


The Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny in conjunction with Kilkenny County Council Climate Action Team and the South East Energy Agency are hosting Funding and Supports for Going Green. This event is taking place on Thursday 14th September from 5pm – 7pm in Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny. Guest speaker for the event is Duncan Stewart, well known and respected environmentalist along with some local case studies.


Representatives from a range of state agencies and funding organisations such as the Enterprise Ireland, Microfinance Ireland, KCETB, Bank of Ireland, AIB Kilkenny Leader Partnership and more will be present. A discussion panel with local entrepreneurs will also take place, hosted by Eimear Ní Bhraonáin, to discuss their real-life experiences in the market today.


According to Cathaoirleach, Cllr Michael Doyle, "Kilkenny County Council is actively working to highlight the support systems available to promote and encourage people to embrace green initiatives through showcases such as this Local Enterprise Office event”.


‘The objective is to provide an opportunity to showcase all relevant supports for Green initiatives and provide a one-stop shop event that may be applicable to businesses, social enterprises, community groups, clubs, associations, etc. interested in sustainability; but don’t know where to start or what is actually available to help support their green journey.” according to Aileen McGrath, Head of Enterprise (Acting), Local Enterprise Office, Kilkenny County Council.


The Local Enterprise Office offers a wide range of Green supports available to businesses in Kilkenny such as the Green for Micro workshops and new Energy Efficiency grant. This is a free event but booking is essential. Please book here.