Funding worth more than €320,000 has been granted to seven projects in Donegal, it was announced today.
The Leader and Dormant Accounts allocations will support a range of social, community, environment and enterprise groups who work on the ground to improve their local communities.
Four groups have secured funding from Leader:
– Áislann Rann na Feirste has secured €126,014 to fund a children’s playground
– Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola awarded €75,940 for an energy efficiency project to refurb the community centre with a new kitchen for meals-on-wheels; heating and LED lights.
– Stocaí Dhún nan Gall/Donegal Socks in Glenties has been allocated €58,367 to help with costs of machines.
– Amuigh Faoin Aer tourist cycling in Carrick awarded €41,701 for a new fleet of bikes.
Two projects in the Donegal Local Development CLG have been supported through the Small Capital Grants Scheme which comes from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
– Liquid Therapy, with funding of €8,000
– And Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha with €15,000
Donegal Minister Joe McHugh says the funding is “a great result, especially in the run in to Christmas.”
Minister McHugh said: “All the groups are really deserving of Government support for the work they do and for the difference they are making on the ground in different parts of the county and for social, community, environment and enterprise.
“Tá na tógraí seo iontach tábhachtach ina gceantracha, agus déanann sibh difear mór don phobail agus do na ceantracha maguaird.
“Some of these projects are doing great work with their local communities and others are providing work and amenities for people in the area and others we’d like to see coming to visit and staying.
“It is hugely important that Government is there to back up the initiative and ambition of the people involved in these organisations and enterprises and it is brilliant to see that support a reality on the ground.”
“Tá sé thar a bheith tábhachtach go bhfuil an Rialtas ann chun tacú le tionscnamh agus le huaillmhian na ndaoine a bhfuil baint acu leis na heagraíochtaí agus na fiontair seo agus tá sé thar a bheith tábhachtach an tacaíocht sin a chur i bhfeidhm ar an talamh.”