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Laois Local Community Groups allocated €273,048 funding– Fleming
Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance is pleased to confirm that Laois Local Groups have been allocated €273,048 funding to support their local activities and community groups impacted by COVID-19.
This funding is additional support in the Government’s new rural development policy Our Rural Future and funding and will be administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDC), Laois Partnership.
Facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls and youth centres can be supported with their running costs such as utility or insurance bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities, carry out necessary repairs and to purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment.
These voluntary groups and clubs play a vital role in our communities and I am very pleased to see this additional support being available to assist them continue their great work.
This funding is being made available through Laois Partnership and I would encourage all local organisations to apply to Laois Partnership for funding from this county allocation. I would ask them to do so and for Laois Partnership to assess the applications and distribute this much needed funding as soon as possible.
The funding will be administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDC) with Laois County Council