Com­mu­nity projects share €408,000 grant

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

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