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County Council To Receive €1.6 Million From The Government’s Community Recognition Fund.

It aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community.

Now the Council wants to hear from the public about what projects should receive funding.

Details of the €50m fund were announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State Joe O’Brien.   The fund aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities in recognition of the contribution being made by communities across the country in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.

 Among the projects that will be supported are:

  • The refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities


  • The upgrade of community facilities such as play areas, walkways, parks and community gardens


  • The purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs, festivals, music and arts organisations


  • The enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to the wider community after hours or on weekends


  • Transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters

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