Junior Minister Alan kelly and North Tipperary Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan have both welcomed €197,487 under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme for the renovation of the Scouts Hall at Cudville, Nenagh.
The proposed works will involve the creation of a modern multipurpose building consisting of a 400 seat auditorium with a stage, dressing and meeting rooms, foyer and toilet facilities. The funding is being provided under the Village Renewal and Development measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
“My colleague Minister Phil Hogan announced that sanction has been given to North Tipperary LEADER Partnership to approve funding of €197,487 to Nenagh Choral Society to renovate the Scouts Hall at Cudville, Nenagh, which is at present derelict,” explained Deputy Coonan.
“This funding will be going to a very worthy cause and will benefit many people in Nenagh Choral Society, Nenagh town and its environs. I want to thank my Fine Gael colleague for his dedication to the development and maintenance of sustainable rural communities.
“The renovation of this community facility has an estimated total project cost of over €263,000 and this facility is necessary to help the organisation thrive. This project will now go back to the board of North Tipperary LEADER Partnership for final approval, which is in line with the EU’s ‘bottom-up’ approach to rural development,” said Deputy Coonan.
Deputy Kelly said: “I am delighted with this announcement, I have been working with the executive of the Choral Society in relation to their funding application. This is great news for the town, the Scouts Hall has a long history with people in Nenagh and surrounding areas.”