Month: September 2020
Added September 10th, 2020
Limerick Minister and Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan has announced that €127,800 is to be allocated to four community projects in Limerick County under the second tranche of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme – Accelerated Measure.
“The funding I am announcing today is the second allocation to the County in five weeks. Which now brings the total funding to Limerick County under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme so far this year to €238,500.”
“The main objectives of the Accelerated Measure are to assist communities expedite the delivery of their projects and adapt to public health requirements due to COVID-19.”
“The local communities have worked with Limerick City and County Council to develop these projects. Community groups in Limerick continue to do great work even in these challenging times. This funding is great news for County Limerick and for the communities that will directly benefit from this announcement.
The four Limerick Projects are:
Abbeyfeale – €40,000
Resurfacing and upgrading of walkways in Abbeyfeale Town Park to provide for 2-metre-wide walkways where possible and universal access for all ages and abilities.
Athea – €25,000
Village enhancement works with the upgrading of shopfronts and buildings and renovation works to the footbridge
Ballysteen – €25,000
Provision of greater accessibility to the newly renovated community Carnegie building through the provision of footpaths and car park area. Provision of safe external space through the provision of boundary walls to part of site perimeter.
Pallaskenry – €37,800
Clearing of overgrown forest track to east of Pallaskenry Village to facilitate 2.5km loop walk from the village centre.
“They include projects that will see clearing, resurfacing and upgrading of walkways, village enhancement works, greater accessibility to community buildings and all of the projects will allow for social distancing and to make towns/villages more welcoming.
“I will continue to work closely with my colleague the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, to deliver for County Limerick.”
Added September 4th, 2020
Minister Patrick O’Donovan has announced funding of €71,251 for 6 projects across Co Limerick under a scheme administered by Minister Heather Humphreys for services being provided to vulnerable people.
“This is very good news for six organisations across the County. Community and voluntary organisations all over the country have struggled to fund raise to keep services going and this allocation from Heather Humphreys will make a big difference to those that have received it.”
The money is being made available from the Department of Rural and Community Development through the dormant accounts fund.
Patrick O’Donovan said he had spoken to Heather Humphreys on the challenges facing the community sector and said that he recognises that there will be fundraising problems for a period ahead and he had asked that her Department would look to see if further supports could be made for more groups and organisations across the country.
Organisations in County Limerick to receive funding:
Ballybrown Clarina Community Council – €6,353
Pallasgreen Templebraden Community Council – €9,201
West Limerick Community Radio – €18,853
Abbeyfeale Community Council – €13,227
Broadford Community Enterprise Centre CLG – €17,311
Knocklong Development Association CLG – €6,306