Over 80 share al­most €80,000 in fund­ing for com­mu­nity en­hance­ment

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

EIGHTY-four projects through­out Co Wex­ford are to re­ceive € 79,210 in fund­ing be­tween them un­der the Depart­ment of Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment’s Com­mu­nity En­hance­ment Pro­gramme (CEP).

The an­nounce­ment was made by Min­is­ter for Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, Michael Ring TD, on Thurs­day.

The Wex­ford projects are among 3,000 na­tion­wide that will re­ceive fund­ing un­der the scheme this year as part of an over­all al­lo­ca­tion of € 12.5m.

The CEP pro­vides cap­i­tal grants to com­mu­nity groups and is aimed at en­hanc­ing fa­cil­i­ties in dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties through sup­port­ive in­vest­ment in ar­eas like child­care groups, play­grounds, recre­ational groups, sports grounds, land­scap­ing, and ini­tia­tives in­volv­ing the el­derly.

In an­nounc­ing the fund­ing Min­is­ter Ring said: ‘A rel­a­tively small amount of money can go a long way and this in­vest­ment will greatly ben­e­fit lo­cal com­mu­nity projects through­out the coun­try.’

In ad­di­tion to spe­cific group and or­gan­i­sa­tion al­lo­ca­tions, fund­ing through the pro­gramme will also go to­wards com­mu­nity projects in­clud­ing en­ergy ef­fi­cient up­grades, com­mu­nity gar­dens, pro­vi­sion of de­fib­ril­la­tors and CCTV in ad­di­tion to sports and IT equip­ment.

The ap­pli­ca­tion process in Wex­ford was ad­min­is­tered by lo­cal com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tees ( LCDCs) and the money was al­lo­cated fol­low­ing an open ap­pli­ca­tion process launched in May.

The amount of fund­ing ranges from €1,000 - which has been al­lo­cated to 69 projects - down to €70 which was al­lo­cated for a cir­cu­lar vac­uum for a saw.

The list of groups through­out the county that re­ceived fund­ing was: Adamstown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (€1,000); Adamstown Tidy Towns (€713); Art Bank Bun­clody (€794); Askamore Muin­tir na Tire Com­mu­nity Project Ltd (€1,000); Bal­ly­canew/Ballyoughter Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment (€1,000); Bal­ly­cul­lane Or­ganic Gar­den­ing Group (€1,000); Bal­ly­duff De­vel­op­ment Group (€1,000); Bal­ly­fad Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (€1,000); Bal­lykelly Com­mu­nity Hall (€1,000); Bal­lykelly Youth Club (€1,000); Bal­ly­murn Parish Hall (€1,000); Bal­ly­roe­buck Parish Hall (€1,000); Beach­side Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (€1,000); Bun­clody Tidy Towns (€870); Camolin Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (€1,000); Car­raig­bán Res­i­dence (€1,000); Castle­town De­vel­op­ment Group (€1,000); Clonard Box­ing Club (€1,000); Clongeen Parish Com­mit­tee (€1,000); Clongeen Parish Com­mit­tee Lit­tle Cul­len­stown (€1,000); Clon­roche De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion CLG (€1,000); Cool­gre­any Tidy Towns (€1,000); Cour­town BMX Club (€1,000); Cour­town Lo­cal Train­ing Ini­tia­tive (€600); Croghan Bar­rack Com­mu­nity Project (€1,000); Cuidiú Ir­ish Child­birth Trust, Wex­ford (€1,000); Cushin­stown ICA Gar­den Com­mit­tee (€400); Cushin­stown Parish Hall Com­mit­tee (€900); David­stown Parish (€1,000); En­nis­cor­thy Men’s Shed (€1,000); En­nis­cor­thy Swim­ming Pool & Leisure Com­plex (€1,000); En­nis­cor­thy Tidy Towns (€1,000); Ferns Dioce­san Youth Ser­vices (€1,000); Ferns Her­itage Project Group (€559); Gar­den City Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (€1,000); Ger Dev­ereux Memo­rial Fund (€1,000); Glen­beg Point Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (€1,000 - for de­fib­ril­la­tor, stor­age case and sig­nage); Glen­beg Point Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (€1,000 - to in­stall French boules court); Glen­brien Vil­lage Re­newal Group (€1,000); Gorey and Dis­trict Lions Club (€1,000); Gorey Com­mu­nity Bad­minton Cen­tre (€1,000); Gorey Lo­cal Train­ing Ini­tia­tive (€513); Gorey Men’s Shed (€1,000); Gorey Tidy Towns (€1,000); Gorey Youth Needs Group CLG (€1,000); Grantstown (€1,000); Ir­ish Wheel­chair As­so­ci­a­tion (€1,000); Kil­more SCOPE (€1,000); Kil­muck­ridge-Mon­amolin CCE (€1,000); Kil­muck­ridge Com­mu­nity and Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre (€1,000); Kil­muck­ridge Tidy Towns (€1,000); Knockingall Or­gan­i­sa­tion Com­mu­nity Cen­tre CLG (€1,000); Lit­tle Acorns Baby and Tod­dler Group, Tagoat (€1,000); Lit­tle Daisies Non-for-Profit Creche (€995); Mon­ageer Parish Grotto Group (€1,000); New Ross Men’s Shed (€1,000); North Wex­ford Tra­di­tional Singing Circle (€1,000); Our Lady’s Is­land Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Group (€1,000); Our Lady’s Is­land Women’s Kitchen (€1,000); Rams­grange Men’s Shed (€1,000); River­chapel Com­mu­nity Com­plex (€1,000); Ross­lare Har­bour/ Kil­rane En­vi­ron­ment Group (€1,000); Seal Res­cue Ire­land (€1,000); South End Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre (€900); St Ab­ban’s Adamstown GAA Club (€1,000); St Edan’s Parish Hall, Ferns Union of Parishes (€1,000); St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (€1,000); St Mary’s Day­care Cen­tre (€1,000); Tagh­mon Hand­ball Club (€1,000); Tagh­mon Parish (€1,000); Tem­ple­scoby Se­lect Vestry (€1,000); Tem­ple­shan­non Com­mu­nity and Child­care Cen­tre Ltd (€1,000); The Gap Arts Fes­ti­val (€857); The Grotto Com­mit­tee (€203); The May Byrne Com­mu­nity House (€436); the Sham­rock Men’s Shed (€70); the Wil­lows Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion, Bun­clody (€600); Tomhag­gard Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Group (€1,000); Tomhag­gard Women’s Shed (€1,000); Tomhag­gard Pas­toral Coun­cil (€1,000); Wex­ford CBS Box­ing Club (€1,000); Wind­mill Ther­a­peu­tic Train­ing Unit (€1,000); Yola Hedge School (€1,000) and Yo­las, Cour­town (€800).

The open­ing of a new gar­den at Wind­mill Ther­a­peu­tic in Wex­ford by Mayor Tony Dempsey in July. The unit is among the re­cip­i­ents of fund­ing.

‘Wal­lie’, the grey seal, at one of Seal Res­cue Ire­land’s seal re­leases in Cour­town. They have been awarded €1,000 in fund­ing.

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