Councillors say community programme will help so many
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.