Wexford projects get enhancement funding
Eighty-four projects throughout Co Wexford are to receive €79,210 in funding between them under the Department of Rural and Community Development's Community Enhancement Programme (CEP).
The announcement was made by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, on Thursday.
The Wexford projects are among 3,000 nationwide that will receive funding under the scheme this year as part of an overall allocation of €12.5m.
The CEP provides capital grants to community groups and is aimed at enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities through supportive investment in areas like childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and initiatives involving the elderly.
In announcing the funding Minister Ring said: 'A relatively small amount of money can go a long way and this investment will greatly benefit local community projects throughout the country.'
In addition to specific group and organisation allocations, funding through the programme will also go towards community projects including energy efficient upgrades, community gardens, provision of defibrillators and CCTV in addition to sports and IT equipment.
The application process in Wexford was administered by local community development committees (LCDCs) and the money was allocated following an open application process launched in May.
The amount of funding ranges from €1,000 - which has been allocated to 69 projects - down to €70 which was allocated for a circular vacuum for a saw.
The list of groups throughout the county that received funding was: Adamstown Community Centre (€1,000); Adamstown Tidy Towns (€713); Art Bank Bunclody (€794); Askamore Muintir na Tire Community Project Ltd (€1,000); Ballycanew/Ballyoughter Community Development (€1,000); Ballycullane Organic Gardening Group (€1,000); Ballyduff Development Group (€1,000); Ballyfad Community Centre (€1,000); Ballykelly Community Hall (€1,000); Ballykelly Youth Club (€1,000); Ballymurn Parish Hall (€1,000); Ballyroebuck Parish Hall (€1,000); Beachside Residents' Association (€1,000); Bunclody Tidy Towns (€870); Camolin Community Development Association (€1,000); Carraigbán Residence (€1,000); Castletown Development Group (€1,000); Clonard Boxing Club (€1,000); Clongeen Parish Committee (€1,000); Clongeen Parish Committee Little Cullenstown (€1,000); Clonroche Development Association CLG (€1,000); Coolgreany Tidy Towns (€1,000); Courtown BMX Club (€1,000); Courtown Local Training Initiative (€600); Croghan Barrack Community Project (€1,000); Cuidiú Irish Childbirth Trust, Wexford (€1,000); Cushinstown ICA Garden Committee (€400); Cushinstown Parish Hall Committee (€900); Davidstown Parish (€1,000); Enniscorthy Men's Shed (€1,000); Enniscorthy Swimming Pool & Leisure Complex (€1,000); Enniscorthy Tidy Towns (€1,000); Ferns Diocesan Youth Services (€1,000); Ferns Heritage Project Group (€559); Garden City Residents' Association (€1,000); Ger Devereux Memorial Fund (€1,000); Glenbeg Point Residents' Association (€1,000 - for defibrillator, storage case and signage); Glenbeg Point Residents' Association (€1,000 - to install French boules court); Glenbrien Village Renewal Group (€1,000); Gorey and District Lions Club (€1,000); Gorey Community Badminton Centre (€1,000); Gorey Local Training Initiative (€513); Gorey Men's Shed (€1,000); Gorey Tidy Towns (€1,000); Gorey Youth Needs Group CLG (€1,000); Grantstown (€1,000); Irish Wheelchair Association (€1,000); Kilmore SCOPE (€1,000); Kilmuckridge-Monamolin CCE (€1,000); Kilmuckridge Community and Family Resource Centre (€1,000); Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns (€1,000); Knockingall Organisation Community Centre CLG (€1,000); Little Acorns Baby and Toddler Group, Tagoat (€1,000); Little Daisies Non-for-Profit Creche (€995); Monageer Parish Grotto Group (€1,000); New Ross Men's Shed (€1,000); North Wexford Traditional Singing Circle (€1,000); Our Lady's Island Community Development Group (€1,000); Our Lady's Island Women's Kitchen (€1,000); Ramsgrange Men's Shed (€1,000); Riverchapel Community Complex (€1,000); Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group (€1,000); Seal Rescue Ireland (€1,000); South End Family Resource Centre (€900); St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club (€1,000); St Edan's Parish Hall, Ferns Union of Parishes (€1,000); St Kevin's Community Centre (€1,000); St Mary's Daycare Centre (€1,000); Taghmon Handball Club (€1,000); Taghmon Parish (€1,000); Templescoby Select Vestry (€1,000); Templeshannon Community and Childcare Centre Ltd (€1,000); The Gap Arts Festival (€857); The Grotto Committee (€203); The May Byrne Community House (€436); the Shamrock Men's Shed (€70); the Willows Residents' Association, Bunclody (€600); Tomhaggard Community Development Group (€1,000); Tomhaggard Women's Shed (€1,000); Tomhaggard Pastoral Council (€1,000); Wexford CBS Boxing Club (€1,000); Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit (€1,000); Yola Hedge School (€1,000) and Yolas, Courtown (€800).