Mission: Reuse waste to benefit biodiversity, promote nature connection and encourage greater engagement by society in biodiversity protection and restoration.Understory’s products and services address a knowledge gap and unequal access to nature education and connectedness in children and adults through outdoor play and discovery.Understory has reached 30,000+ people by providing its goods and services in the last two years.


Greystones, Co. Wicklow



Type of organisation:

Social enterprise


  • Active citizenship
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education and training
  • Environment
  • Heritage
  • Mental health
  • People in vulnerable situations e.g. domestic violence.
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Science
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Services for Travellers and ethnic minorities
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable development
  • Trade union, employer organisation
  • Urban development
  • Young people / youth work


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation

EU Project Experience

No experience

This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.

EU Funding Goals

Year 1-2

Build a network, learn, and participate as a partner in projects.

Year 3-5

Lead own projects with multiple collaborators.


  • Expertise in the area of circular and sustainable practices and biodiversity
  • Alex the founder is a graduate ecologist and experienced project manager


Contact Name:

Alex Konieczka

Job Title:

Founder and director

Email Address:
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