Funding to improve facilities in local disadvantaged communities
Wicklow County Council has received €61,767 in new funding to improve facilities for local communities in disadvantaged areas.
It is part of a €2 million fund allocated to local authorities across the county under the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP).
The CEP has a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged areas. Typical enhancements under the programme include the renovation of community centres and amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces and the purchase of equipment for community use. The Programme has also supported energy efficient upgrades, development of community gardens, provision of defibrillators, CCTV, and sports and IT equipment.
Announcing the funding, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, said: “We depend hugely on these community groups and I hope that this funding will help them to continue the important work that they carry out within our society. I urge communities to familiarise themselves with the CEP and to apply for funding if they feel that it can be of local benefit.”