Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister Joe O’Brien launch new Community Recognition Fund

A new fund will see Carlow receive almost €1 million in targeted community supports over the next two years. Communities across the country who have welcomed and are hosting Ukrainian families will receive a total of €50 million under the Community Recognition Fund.

With €937,967 going to Carlow to support sports clubs, community organisations, schools, transport infrastructure and local amenities and events. Green Party TD, Malcolm Noonan, for Carlow Kilkenny, has welcomed this important new funding stream for the county.

“I am delighted to see communities across Ireland get recognition and support for the crucial work they have done. The people of Carlow have opened their homes and their communities to the Ukrainian people in their time of need, and it is fantastic that this generosity is being supported by government in a very targeted way,” he said.

The Green Party’s local area representative in Bagenalstown, Liam O’Brien, further welcomed the funding announcement, said: “This funding will be a major aid to local organisations, from sports clubs to community groups, and from schools to transport, it will bring real, tangible improvements to the facilities and local amenities we all use and enjoy. The projects that will be supported will ultimately benefit all members of our communities, who can develop projects that identify and address local needs.”

The fund will support a range of projects such as the refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities, upgrade of community facilities; purchase of equipment for local groups; enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to wider community after hours of on weeks and transport infrastructure.


Comments are closed.

Contact Newsdesk: +353 59 9170100

More Carlow News

Death notices and funeral arrangements