€84,000 in funding for Limerick towns and villages to mark 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns – O’Donovan

Added November 20th, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the news that Towns and villages in Limerick are set to benefit from €84,000 in Government funding to mark 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns.

The funding was announced this week by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD.

This scheme will allow each local committee to apply for a grant of between €1000 and €4000 to support the work they do.

Patrick O’Donovan TD said: “I am delighted to see even more funding going to towns and villages here in Limerick. I have no doubt that the money will be a huge boost to our local communities and will be put to great use.

“This funding is an acknowledgment from our Government of the amazing work that has been done by tidy town’s organisations up and down the county for the last 60 years. These organisations have played in integral role in our local communities for decades now.

“TidyTowns competition inspires a huge amount of voluntary effort in towns and villages across the country. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who give up their free time to make our communities better places to live.

“Being a volunteer with TidyTowns allows individuals to practice their passion for the good of their community, whether that passion concerns the built environment, landscaping, sustainable living, and local wildlife or organising a litter collection; there is a place for it in TidyTowns.

This funding for 63 TidyTowns organisations here in Limerick, will not just celebrate the last 60 years, but also help us look towards the future.”

Minister Michael Ring said: “This investment is a further sign of the Government’s commitment to supporting our towns and villages. In October I announced €21.6 million in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme which will help revitalise over 280 towns and villages across rural Ireland.

“The grant scheme announced today is a once off investment by the Department of Rural and Community Development to mark the 60th anniversary of the TidyTowns competition in 2018 and is additional to the support provided by the Department on an ongoing basis.”

 

 

Notes:

All applicants, who have applied to enter the competition, in any of the past 3 years will be eligible. Pobal will administer the scheme on behalf of the Department and will contact all eligible groups directly over the coming weeks to facilitate the drawdown of the funding.

Under the scheme villages are eligible to receive €1,000; small towns are eligible to receive €2,000, large towns are eligible to receive €3,000; and large urban centres are eligible to receive €4,000.

TidyTown Group  Award
Kilmallock €2,000
Garryspillane €2,000
Kilmeedy €1,000
Kilteely €1,000
Kilfinane €1,000
Abbeyfeale €2,000
Adare €2,000
Ardpatrick €1,000
Askeaton €2,000
Ballyorgan €1,000
Broadford €1,000
Croagh €1,000
Croom €2,000
Feenagh €1,000
Foynes €1,000
Galbally €1,000
Glenbrohane €1,000
Glenosheen €1,000
Glin €1,000
Hospital €2,000
Knocklong €1,000
Mountcollins €1,000
Murroe €2,000
Newcastle West €3,000
Rathkeale €2,000
Templeglantine €1,000
Tournafulla €1,000
Doon €1,000
Dromcollogher €1,000
Athea €1,000
Castleconnell €2,000
Ballyhahill €1,000
Bruff €1,000
Cappamore €1,000
Glenroe €1,000
Kilbehenny €1,000
Knockainey €1,000
Castlemahon €1,000
Caherconlish €2,000
Kildimo €1,000
Oola €1,000
Ballyneety €1,000
Annacotty €2,000
Clarina €1,000
Distillery View Estate €1,000
Anglesborough €1,000
Moyross €2,000
Caherdavin €2,000
Woodlawn €1,000
Elton €1,000
Carew Kincora €2,000
Limerick City Centre €4,000
Delmege Park €1,000
O Malley Keyes Parks €1,000
Weston €1,000
Carabullane €1,000
Rockhill Bruree €1,000
Meadowbrook Corbally €1,000
Gouldavoher €1,000
Weston Gardens €1,000
Kilcornan €1,000
Garrienderk €1,000
Southill €2,000

 

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