Community Development Report – Ashford Village is set for remedial works as Kantoher Development Group receives €50,000 from the 2021 Community Development Report.
It was also confirmed that schools, sports clubs, and community groups will receive grants up to €50,000
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ellie McCarthy
Helen Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced that €260,478 has been provided to Limerick for community development projects which will support and fund eight community projects. Almost €7.4 million has been issued to support 175 community projects throughout the country.
Local projects that will benefit from the funding outlined in the Community Development Report are all located in Limerick county.
Martinstown National School in Kilmallock is set to receive €20,880 to resurface a car park, while Kilteely Tidy Towns will receive €27,911 for the same purpose. Kantoher Development Group will receive €50,000 for remedial works on the Ashford Village car park.
Also set to receive funding are many GAA clubs, including Mountcollins AFC who will upgrade a walkway and erect fencing with their €22,326. Glenroe GAA, who received €50,000, will install LED flood lighting at its sports and recreation facility. Athea GAA and Templeglantine GAA & Camogie Club will resurface car parks with their funding of €44,573 and €9,788 respectively. Oola GAA Club, who received €35,000, will install a wheelchair-accessible walkway and fencing.
It was also confirmed that schools, sports clubs and community groups will receive grants of up to €50,000. This will develop a wide range of community facilities in rural areas.
The 2021 Community Development Report stated that €344.5 million was to be spent across three strategic programmes: rural development, community development, and charity regulation.
Minister Helen Humphreys knows that this funding was vital, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. She commented, “Throughout the Pandemic, the critical work of my Department helped to support communities right across the country, ensuring that vital services continued to be delivered to vulnerable groups. I am proud to see the positive impacts the programmes and schemes under my department are having in towns and villages.”
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