Limerick community centre funding – pictured above are three out of 33 organisations that received the maximum amount of funding. Caherdavin Community Centre where the resident’s association resides, Southill Area Centre (middle), and pictured right is where CARI is based.
€12.5million has been given to almost 600 community centres, parish halls, GAA clubhouses and Men’s Sheds across the country
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ellie McCarthy
Limerick community centre funding of €680,280 has been allocated to 33 Community Centres from a new capital fund to improve and refurbish community centres in urban and rural areas. In total, €12.5million has been given to almost 600 community centres, parish halls, GAA clubhouses and Men’s Sheds across the country. This comes from the Community Centre Investment Fund.
The Investment Fund has been granted to groups in both rural and urban communities. This is the largest single investment into community centres in decades, and undoubtedly the Limerick community centre funding will benefit residents for many years to come.
The Limerick community centre funding money will go towards works and improvements to communal facilities such as upgrades to kitchen and toilet facilities; energy retrofitting including new windows, doors and heating systems; upgrades to lighting systems and stage areas; safety works; works to improve disability access; and essential maintenance work.
Some of the successful applicants who received the maximum amount of €25,000 for the smaller scale projects are the Caherdavin Residents Association, the CARI Foundation, the Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council, Herbertstown Development Association, Kantoher Development Group Company Limited by Guarantee, Kilcornan Community Council, Southhill Area Centre Company Limited by Guarantee, The Haven Hub CLG, and West Limerick Resources Company Limited by Guarantee.
This announcement is known as category one as the projects revealed are all smaller scale works that need to be done. This is set to be followed by further funding announcements for larger scale projects in the coming weeks.
Category two is set to feature larger scale projects from €25,001 up to €100,000, and the final category will entail major projects from €100,001 to €300,000.
Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development, said, “I believe this initiative will have a hugely positive impact in communities the length and breadth of the country. It will provide communities in both rural and urban areas with the support they need to upgrade and renovate their local community centre.”
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