€268,600 for 87 Cavan projects under Community Support Fund
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD has announced €268,600 for 87 successful local projects in County Cavan under the 2022 Community Support Fund.
The 2022 Community Support Fund was launched in November 2022 with funding of €10 million available. €100,000 of this funding was ring-fenced specifically to support Women’s Sheds. The key theme of the fund is to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their energy bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities.
The Community Support Fund is a once off fund provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Local Community Development Committees, with support from the Local Authority, in each area.
Announcing the successful projects for County Cavan in Killinkere on Thursday evening, 1st June, Minister Humphreys said “I am delighted to announce almost €269,000 in funding for 87 local projects across County Cavan today as part of my Department’s Community Support Fund.
“Through ‘Our Rural Future’, I want to support locally led, ground-up projects in local communities across the country. This funding is all about giving a helping hand to our local groups and clubs with their energy costs, whether it’s the electricity bill, insurance costs or other overheads. While these grants are small in nature, they can make a big difference by allowing local community organisations to carry out much needed works in their area.”
Minister Humphreys added “I fully appreciate the fantastic work carried out by volunteers in communities across the country whether it’s the local Parish Hall Committee, the Development Association or the local Senior Citizens Group. These local committees work hard to make sure they can keep the lights on and run fantastic local services and events for young and old to enjoy.
“I would like to thank Cavan County Council and Local Community Development Committee for their assistance in administering this fund.”
Hailing the announcement, Brendan Jennings, acting Chief Executive of Cavan County Council and Chair of Cavan Local Community and Development Committee (LCDC) said, “I welcome this latest investment in rural Ireland by Minister Humphreys’ department under the Community Support Fund. A total of 87 grassroots organisations across County Cavan have been provided with funding under this fund, which will support them in their role at the heart of our communities with activities covered including everything from day-to-day running expenses to the provision of seating in community halls, or the purchase of office equipment".