Kerry projects set to share in over €350k in fund­ing

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By SI­MON BROUDER

OVER €350,000 in fund­ing is to be shared be­tween 79 com­mu­nity groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions and projects in Kerry as part of the lat­est round of fund­ing un­der the State’s Com­mu­nity En­hance­ment Pro­gramme (CEP).

The CEP pro­vides cap­i­tal grants to com­mu­nity groups and is pri­mar­ily tar­geted to­wards en­hanc­ing fa­cil­i­ties in dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties. It is de­signed to sup­port a range of in­vest­ment in all ar­eas of com­mu­ni­ties, such as child­care groups, playgrounds, recre­ational groups, sports grounds, land­scap­ing, and sup­port­ing the el­derly.

De­tails of this year’s fund­ing al­lo­ca­tions were an­nounced by Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Michael Ring on Fri­day.

The largest in­di­vid­ual ben­e­fi­cia­ries, which will each re­ceive over €10,000 in find­ing, are as fol­lows:

Lis­towel Com­mu­nity Cen­tre will re­ceive €18,045 to fund new age-friendly seat­ing and ac­cess im­prove­ments to the cen­tre, in­clud­ing elec­tronic doors and braille signs.

Kil­lar­ney Look­ing Good Com­mit­tee has been al­lo­cated €16,948 to in­stall new benches on the Kil­lar­ney Trail and im­prove light­ing and ac­ces­si­bil­ity around the town cen­tre.

Firies Par­ish Coun­cil is to ben­e­fit from €15,000 to im­prove light­ing, safety and ac­ces­si­bil­ity lo­cally.

Mill­town Com­mu­nity and Cham­ber Al­liance will re­ceive €14,000, which will be used to re­fur­bish its kitchen and meet­ing room.

Ca­her­siveen Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is to get €13,000 for fur­ther re­fur­bish­ment of the Carnegie Build­ing, while Ca­her­siveen So­cial Ser­vices will re­ceive €12,000 to in­stall a new gazebo and awning.

Bally­bunion Com­mu­nity Fo­rum has been al­lo­cated a to­tal of €11,300 to in­stall light­ing, a 45-foot in­door bowls mat and to en­grave the poem ‘Slow Dance’ on the paving of the foot­path along the cliff road.

The Knock­nagoshel Over 55s So­cial Club and Women’s Group will re­ceive €10,300 to buy kitchen equip­ment, and Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance will get €10,000 to cover the cost of a com­mer­cial-grade mar­quee.

Mean­while, among the other sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fi­cia­ries are the Bal­ly­heigue De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion; Bar­radubh Men’s Shed; Castleis­land Tidy Towns; The Der­rylea Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion; Food­share Kerry and the IRD Duhal­low Com­mu­nity Care Com­mit­tee. which will each re­ceive al­lo­ca­tions of €9,000 to cover var­i­ous projects.

Lis­towel Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is the big­gest Kerry ben­e­fi­ciary un­der the 2019 CEP State fund­ing scheme.

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