€20k fund­ing for Drogheda groups

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

A host of lo­cal com­mu­nity groups will re­ceive fund­ing this year through the Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­i­ties Scheme 2017.

This is a new Capital Grants Scheme for disadvantaged ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas.

Coun­cil­lors at last Mon­day’s meet­ing of Drogheda Mu­nic­i­pal District heard Louth had been al­lo­cated €64,000 and 180 ap­pli­ca­tions had been re­ceived.

They heard in ex­cess of €18,000 would be al­lo­cated in Drogheda and coun­cil­lors were asked to give their ap­proval to the al­lo­ca­tions.

Some groups made mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tions for dif­fer­ent projects and in or­der to share the money fairly the largest award made was €1,000.

Eleven of the ap­pli­ca­tions in Drogheda were deemed not to have been com­pat­i­ble with the scheme and were re­fused fund­ing.

Projects that re­ceived fund­ing in­cluded the Red Door Project, Drogheda Tidy Towns, Con­nect Fam­ily Re­source, SOSAD, Drogheda Com­mu­nity Trust, Tredagh Lodge Day­care, Foroige CA­BLE Project, the Louth MS So­ci­ety, Lour­des Com­mu­nity and Autism Sup­port, all of whom re­ceived at least €1,000.

Oth­ers who re­ceived smaller awards in­cluded Drogheda Se­nior Cit­i­zens, Mill­mount Girl Guides, Cul­ture Con­nect, LVC, Drogheda Lo­cal Voices and As­soc Bridge Club who be­tween them re­ceived a to­tal of €4,063.

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