Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €187,275 by Minister Michael Ring to 50 community facilities throughout County Roscommon & East Galway.
The funding has been provided to help community groups with the purchase of equipment and the upgrade to community facilities to increase their use by local groups
The funding allocated to County Roscommon includes grant aid to improve access to Clonsellan Abbey Ballymurray, the renovation of toilet facilities in Moore & Gorthaganny Halls
The funding allocated to East Galway includes grant aid to construct a footpath linking Caltra Village to the Community Centre & community facilities which will be of huge benefit to the area.
It includes money to carry out improvements to heritage facilities in Wiliamstown & Glenamaddy and for the purchase of sports and IT equipment
Across East Galway and Roscommon funding has been provided to support energy efficient upgrades, provision of defibrillators, CCTV, sports & IT equipment, and the renovation of community amenities, improvements to common areas and spaces and the purchase of equipment which is used to benefit the community
“The funds are provided through the Community Enhancement Programme for capital grants to community groups to support a range of activities in all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and supporting older people.
“The allocation recognises the service and contribution such community groups make to people living in our communities. The valuable work carried out by volunteers deserves Government support and this announcement reflects this,” concluded Denis Naughten.
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