Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the announcement of funding for Fingal as part of the Community Enhancement Programme.
Deputy Farrell said, “This is good news for our community, the Community Enhancement Programme is an important source of funding, and which contributes to the improvement of safety infrastructure, repairs and maintenance, and the installation of new equipment.”
“Perhaps, more than ever, this fund has taken on greater importance as we move towards a post-Covid situation. We have perhaps, spent more time within our communities than at any other time, over the past year and a half. This has given us a new appreciation for our locality and indeed what can be improved. We must nurture our community and making it a positive space to live and grow in.”
Deputy Farrell added, “Dublin Fingal will benefit from a boost of €150,000, as part of a wider €4,500,000 that will benefit projects across Ireland. Groups in Dublin Fingal that wish to apply for funding should contact their Local Community Development Committee.”
Speaking at the announcement, Minister Heather Humphreys, said, “This funding is about giving a helping hand to our local groups and clubs, which are the lifeblood of our communities.”
“As we come out of Covid-19, so many of these organisations will incur specific costs relating to the re-opening of their facilities.”
“Supporting local communities to shape their future is a key focus of the Government’s new rural development policy, Our Rural Future. The funding I am announcing today will benefit every single county and ensure that important small scale, ground-up projects can be delivered by local communities for local communities.”