Coun­cil­lors say com­mu­nity pro­gramme will help so many

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

Coun­cil­lor Paul Bell as wel­comed fund­ing granted by Gov­ern­ment to sev­eral of Drogheda’s hard work­ing vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions un­der the Com­mu­nity En­hance­ment Pro­gramme (CEP).

Drogheda or­gan­i­sa­tions se­cured a sig­nif­i­cant amount of grants rang­ing from E500.00 to just un­der € 15,000.00 all de­serv­ing “Yes I am very pleased to see Gov­ern­ment sup­port for these or­gan­i­sa­tions. Or­gan­i­sa­tions like Drogheda and Dis­trict 4 Older Peo­ple de­servedly se­cur­ing a grant for € 12,740.00, the Drogheda ABACAS School re­ceiv­ing € 1,800.00, Drogheda Home­less Aid ,

€ 11,317.00 and Grove Rangers Girls and Boys Soc­cer Club re­ceiv­ing € 10,000. All monies granted for spe­cific projects and equip­ment which will ben­e­fit and en­hance the or­gan­i­sa­tions abil­ity to sup­port the com­mu­nity which they serve”. Said Bell

Bell confirmed that monies granted un­der the CEP in­volved Louth County Coun­cil and Louth Leader “The Or­gan­i­sa­tions which I have confirmed are only a sam­ple of those suc­cess­ful in Drogheda. The grants I am happy to say are awarded through lo­cal in­put from Louth County Coun­cil and Louth Leader which is very im­por­tant as these vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions are known lo­cally for the role they play in our com­mu­nity. These or­gan­i­sa­tions also re­ceive the sup­port of elected mem­bers of Louth County Coun­cil through Coun­cil­lor al­lo­ca­tions. This fund­ing has been hard to keep with the con­tin­u­ing pres­sure on Coun­cil bud­get”. Bell con­cluded

In­de­pen­dent Coun­cil­lor Kevin Cal­lan has said that many lo­cal projects, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions will ben­e­fit from The Com­mu­nity En­hance­ment Pro­gramme and that’s wel­comed.

Cllr Paddy Meade, Laytown/ Bet­tys­town area, was equally as sat­is­fied with the news. Groups like Slane Men’s shed, Rossin Rovers, Broom­field res­i­dents, etc, will ben­e­fit, he ex­plained.

Duleek Re­vival Pro­gramme se­cured € 19,000, Drum­con­rath GFC got € 3,313 and Monknew­town Com­mu­nity Group got €895.

The Hub in Slane also se­cured €640.

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