Over 270 local groups and organisations have been awarded grants by Wicklow County Council.
Over 270 local groups and organisations have been awarded grants by Wicklow County Council as part of the Community Awards Scheme 2023. This is an increase of almost 21 per cent on the number of grants awarded last year.
Wicklow County Council operates this scheme as part of its commitment to supporting local community development and is available as grant aid to successful community groups and local organisations wishing to undertake community projects in their area.
The maximum grant amount is €500 per organisation to assist with small projects and group running costs.
The Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Tommy Annesley, welcomed the announcement stating: ‘’This scheme recognises the strong and active community spirit here in Wicklow. The recipients of these grants are volunteers who give their own time for the benefit of their communities. This is our way of thanking them for their efforts”.
Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Emer O’Gorman, added her own thanks and stated: “Wicklow County Council is proud to support groups and organisations engaging in local community activities and services. Almost €80,000 has been allocated this year, and the support of the members in providing a budget for these grants every year is welcomed”.
Director of Services for Community, Cultural and Social Development, Michael Nicholson said that the funding was vital for the groups working hard at grassroots level to develop community activities and foster community spirit.