Community projects share €408,000 grant
THERE was a funding windfall for 69 projects in Louth, after more than €408,000 in grants were awarded through the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) in 2018.
Among the projects which are benefitting from funding are: Louth Village Community Centre which is set to receive €24,216 for audio visual equipment, a speaker system along with furnishings, and a bouncy Castle/play equipment; the Irish Wheelchair Association are among the recipients with a €21,573 fund for ‘Ardee Bathroom upgrade and develop sensory garden.’
Also awarded grants were the Muirhevnamor Community Council which received €20,000 for Energy efficiency works, and Dundalk Youth Centre, set to receive €18,363 to paint the exterior of their building and fund provision of an IT suite,.
The application process for the CEP is administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.
There was an open applica- tion process when the CEP was originally launched last May.
Welcoming the funding, Dundalk Councillor John McGahon said: This Community Enhancement Programme provided funding to communities in to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. It was great to see the wide variety of local projects supported.’
He added: ‘ This programme helps support important work by communities across Louth by allocating funding worth €408,678 to 69 local projects.’
Cllr John McGahon.