Eighteen community centres in Donegal have been awarded funding for upgrades, renovations and refurbishments.
The €2.16M allocation to Donegal will see grants of between €25,000 to €300,000 provided to successful projects.
The funding will be used at the following Community Centres, Parish Halls, Scouts Clubs, Youth Hubs, Family Resources Centres and Sports Complexes across the county:
Commenting, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue said “This funding is hugely important for Donegal Community centres. Our community centres are the beating heart of our communities. Projects in Donegal under the announcement include Coole Cranford, Oaktree Business Park and Sports Complex and Letterkenny Community. Thanks to all the community groups for all you do for Donegal”.
Joe McHugh TD said: “I am delighted to see funding announced this morning for eighteen Community Centres across Donegal.
Three projects in the County were successful in receiving the maximum award of €300,000 –
Coole Cranford Community Centre
Letterkenny Community Centre
Oaktree Business Park and Sports Complex Letterkenny
“Congratulations to these groups and to all the successful applicants, for all their hard work in ensuring their projects received this much deserved funding.
“This funding boost will be used to upgrade, renovate and refurbish Community Centres, Parish Halls, Scouts Clubs, Youth Hubs, Family Resources Centres and Sports Complexes across the county.
“Thank you to Minister Heather Humphreys for her visits to Donegal and for her ongoing commitment to community projects across our County.
“This injection of funding will have huge benefit to our local communities now and in the future,” concluded McHugh.
Lifford-Stranorlar area Cllr Patrick McGowan has also welcomed the announcement for all projects including the CAKE centre in Killygordon which received one of the largest grants.