Dep Martin Heydon
Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South welcomes today’s announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, funding of €1 million to support 247 Social Enterprises across Ireland with their capital costs of which €40,882 has been allocated to Kildare based projects.
“I am delighted that Monasterevin Community Centre (€10,000), Rathangan Day Care Centre/Parish Welfare Association (€4,710), The Acre Project (€9,569), The Piers Café and Community Shop CLG (€4,800), McAuley Place (€7,469), Willow Community Counselling Services (€4,334) have all successfully received grant funding which will further grow and strengthen their offering to the community,” said Minister Heydon.
Funding can be used for the purchase of equipment such as outdoor seating and canopies, playground equipment, machinery, kitchen equipment, laptops, ipads and printers, training equipment, CCTV and so on. Grants are funded from the Dormant Accounts Fund and will be administered on behalf of the Department by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).
“I know these grants will greatly assist Social Enterprises the length and breadth of the country who have continued to serve their communities through the Pandemic. Social Enterprises are at the heart of every community and I will continue to support our Social Enterprise sector to develop further in the future, creating jobs and having a positive impact in our communities. I would like to recognise the role of our LCDCs, who are administering this funding at a local level, your work is a valuable component to delivering such grants to local groups and communities.”
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