08 Dec 14 Mayo Community Centres share funding of over €1.9 million for essential upgrades
Community centres in Mayo will receive funding of €1,942,425 to upgrade their facilities which will benefit users of all ages, according to Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon.
The new Community Centre Investment Fund introduced by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD, represents the largest single investment in community centres in decades.
Today’s announcement under Categories 2 and 3 will see medium to larger scale projects receive grants of between €25,000 to €100,000 and up to €300,000 in some cases to provide for upgrades of community centres, sporting clubs, and parish halls.
Among the capital works that will be carried out include:
Upgrades to heating systems/energy retrofitting,
Installation of new windows/doors,
Works to upgrade and improve kitchen facilities,
Upgrades to electrical systems and fire safety measures
Essential maintenance works, repairs to roof, etc,
Works to upgrade toilet facilities, Works to improve disability access,
Welcoming today’s announcement Mayo TD Alan Dillon said: “I want to congratulate all of the successful groups who are receiving funding, and to thank them for the vital work they do in providing services in their local communities which I know will benefit their local communities for years to come”.
The following Community centres that will receive funding include;
- Kiltane GAA Centre – €25,000
- Cols Abhann (Hollymount) Development Centre – €30,389
- Castlebar Town FC Centre – €35,000
- Ballycastle Community Centre – €37,405
- The Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar – €61,307
- Tooreen Community Centre – €63,421
- Kilmovee Community Housing – €100,000
- Castlebar Social Services Centre – €139,175
- Errew Community Centre – €198.326
- Ballycroy Community Centre – €203,498
- Ballindine Community Centre – €209,078
- Killala Community Centre – €239,823
- Knock Community Centre – €300,000
- Fahy Community Centre – €300,000
Deputy Dillon added, “I was delighted to have worked closely with my colleague Minister Humphreys to secure this funding and support many local groups, who continue to serve their community.”
“The local Community Centre is at the heart of many rural towns, villages and parishes across Mayo. They are valued shared spaces where people can gather to support each other, to work, to socialise, and to help to continue to develop their local community.”
This funding will deliver high quality capital projects that bring benefits to many local community facilities and make them more attractive places to live and visit”.