Community groups and sports clubs in Roscommon are set to receive a financial boost of over €700,000 in Community Centre Investment funding aimed at assisting with the refurbishment and improvements of community facilities.
A number of local groups or committees will receive grants of up to €25,000 towards the improvement of community centres, GAA clubs, parish halls, youth centres, Men’s Sheds and other facilities.
Some of the groups set to benefit include Ardcarne Park Development Committee (€24,892), Athleague Community Centre (€23,676), Ballaghaderreen Men’s Shed (€25,000), Knockcroghery Community Association (€25,000), and Tulsk Action Group (€23,289).
Welcoming the announcement this week, Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy said the funding represents the “largest single investment in community centres in decades”.
He added: “I want to congratulate all of the successful groups who are receiving funding, which I know will benefit local communities for years to come”.
Local Minister of State Frank Feighan also welcomed the news, while Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan said: “The Community Centres Investment fund is a fantastic initiative and part of ‘Our Rural Future’ strategy to support investment in our towns and villages. I look forward to visiting our centres and halls to see this welcome progress in the next number of months”.
Local councillors including Kathleen Shanagher and Anthony Waldron have also welcomed the announcement this week.
Community centres to receive funding
*Ardcarne Park Development Committee €24,892.31
*Athleague Community Centre CLG €23,676.52
*Aughrim Kilmore Development Association €21,000.00
*Ballaghaderreen Men’s Shed €25,000.00
*Ballinagare Health & Leisure Centre Company Limited, €23,809.90
*Ballinaheglish Community Centre and Development Association €24,530.00
*Ballyforan Community Hall €25,000.00
*Castlerea St. Kevin’s GAA Club €24,999.99
*County Roscommon Women’s Network Company €21,740.92
*Crossna Community Co-operative Society Limited, €21,850.54
*Culleen Hall Committee, €22,000.00
*Drumlion Community Council Ltd, €24,765.00
*Dysart Community Centre, €14,460.94
*Foróige The National Youth Development Organisation €22,697.75
*Fuerty Castlecoote Development Association €20,000.00
*Granlahan Community Centre €23,678.50
*Kilmurry Hall Committee €25,000.00
*Knockcroghery community Association €25,000.00
*Lisacul Community Development Company €24,299.49
*Loughglynn Parish Community Centre Company €25,000.00
*Moore Community Council €24,925.21
*Northwest Roscommon CDP Company €25,000.00
*Roscommon Lions Community Youth Centre Ltd €21,913.62
*St. John’s Community Centre €24,970.00
*St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle €15,095.50
*Taughmaconnell Community Centre €25,000.00
*Tisrara Community Centre €15,460.70
*Tulsk Action Group Company Limited €23,289.07
*Tulsk Macra Hall €24,743.00
*Tumna Shannon Development Company €25,000.00
*Una Bhan Tourism Co-Op Society €15,677.48