Kildare County Council welcomes funding for 27 local projects under the Community Enhancement Programme
Funding of €148,013 for 27 projects
1st October 2021: Kildare County Council is delighted to welcome the announcement by Minister for Rural Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD of funding for projects in Kildare under the 2021 Community Enhancement Programme.
An allocation of €148,013 has been confirmed for 27 local projects in Kildare. The funding will support capital projects/equipment to enhance facilities and towards costs associated with reopening or sustainability of facilities impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. The projects include facilities such as community centres, parish halls and youth centres.
Applications were sought by Kildare’s Local Community Development Committee from community groups in Kildare who assessed the applications based on the two levels of funding available – small scale applications of up to €2,000 and larger scale applications of up to €10,000.
The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the funding for the projects in Kildare will be administered by Kildare County Council via the Kildare Local Community Development Committee.
A full list of the successful projects in Kildare is available to view here - https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/8af99-community-enhancement-programme-funding-2021/
Welcoming the funding for Kildare projects, Susan Bookle, Kildare LCDC Co-ordinator said; “A wide range of community groups from across the county have been supported to carry out small scale upgrades to their facilities, purchase new equipment and help to re-open in line with current guidelines. Funding of this type is so welcome in the county as it practically helps our communities to thrive and work to engage people in a wide range of activities, training and development initiatives.”