€720,000 to support local enterprise centres – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by the Tánaiste of over €720,000 to a number of local enterprise centres servicing County Roscommon & East Galway.

The funding for centres in Castlerea, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo & Tuam is to help cover ongoing running costs and to implement a recovery plan to meet the challenges of Covid-19.

Commenting on the announcement Denis Naughten, Chairperson of the Dáil Committee on Rural & Community Affairs, said: “This funding is vital, not only to support the existing jobs in these enterprise centres but also to support the creation of new jobs that will be crucial to our recovery from this pandemic.

“Employment in rural Ireland has been decimated by the pandemic and these centres will be key in helping to secure a sustainable future for many towns and villages across our country,” said Deputy Naughten.



Number Applicant Name (Correct legal entity name) County EI Region Grant Amount (€)  
 1 Charlesford Ltd T/A The Spool Factory** Roscommon West 67,500  
2 Action Tuam Company Limited by Guarantee Galway West      150,000
3 Athlone Community Development Association CLG Westmeath Midlands        82,600
4 Ballinasloe Area Community Development CLG Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre Galway West        50,176
5 Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre Company CLG Leitrim Northwest        81,384
6 Drumshanbo Community Council CLG Leitrim Northwest        96,240
7 Enterprise Castlerea Company Limited by Guarantee – T/A The Hub / An Chistin Food Hub Roscommon West        52,500
8 Leitrim County Enterprise Fund T/A The Hive ** Leitrim North-East/ North-West      139,637