Local TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Office of Public Works and the Gaeltacht Patrick O’Donovan has this morning welcomed the announcement from his colleague in government Minister Heather Humphreys of funding of over €1.3m for Limerick. The funding is part of a €50 million Community Recognition Fund, a major initiative to support communities that have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries. Funding has been provided for sports clubs, community organisations, transport infrastructure and local groups. The constituency of County Limerick has benefited to the tune of over €1m seeing communities such as Ardagh receiving €241,081, Bruff €283,944, Cappamore over €85,000, the community of Clarina/Ballybrown will receive €115,000. Foynes & District Community Council are to get €65,000 and St Senans GAA will receive €10,000.
Kilfinnane will see over €52,000, Kilmallock community project will see nearly €73,000, Pallaskenery will gain from the fund to the tune of over €27,000 and kildimo GAA are to gain with the GAA club getting €20,000.
Speaking earlier this morning Minister Patrick O’Donovan wanted to congratulate the communities involved saying,
“The funding now being made available will support communities in developing projects ranging from sports clubs, playgrounds and walkways, to community groups in areas such as arts, drama and music. Communities the length and breadth of county Limerick have really stepped up, opening their homes and facilities to people very much in need.
This Fund is recognising of the vital role our communities are playing as we continue to deal with many challenges and is a very welcome acknowledgement of the efforts made.”