Funding boost for sensory garden project
KNOCKANANNA PROJECT SET TO RECEIVE €34,000
A WEST Wicklow project will receive funding under a scheme that supports rural infrastructure.
The Knockananna Community Group has been allocated €34,000 towards the development of a sensory garden in the village.
It was announced on Monday that the Knockananna garden had been selected as one of 25 projects nationwide that will share funding of over €714,000 for specialist sensory gardens. This is the first time that funding under the scheme has been allocated for sensory gardens under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s 2019 CLÁR programme.
Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Affairs, the CLAR programme supports small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced high levels of population decline. Sensory gardens are designed to stimulate the senses and use flowers, plants and other materials that engage one’s senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.
‘I welcome the provision of funding for the Knockananna sensory garden. It will be of benefit to the community,’ said former TD Billy Timmins.
Last month, a project to undergrade footpaths in Knockananna received funding of €50,000 from the CLAR programme.