Kelly welcomes funding for Tipperary community services projects

Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly.
Local TD and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has welcomed the announcement by his colleague Kevin Humhreys of an allocation of €483,561 for five Tipperary projects.

Local TD and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has welcomed the announcement by his colleague Kevin Humhreys of an allocation of €483,561 for five Tipperary projects.

The allocation for Tipperary is part of the contracts to support the provision of community services

The contracts will enable the provision of a broad range of services to improve the well-being of children, older people and families in disadvantaged areas or where essential services are lacking.

The funding for Tipperary goes to Cahir Park AFC (Development) Limited, Cahir Development Association Limited, Ballingarry Community Development Ltd and Nenagh Arts Centre.

“The Community Services Programme promotes and supports the provision of vital services all over the country. The contracts I am announcing today will be for durations of up to three years and follow an extensive process of business planning undertaken by the companies involved.

“Just over €19.5m per annum has been offered to 160 not-for-profit companies nationally. This programme provides a vital subsidy to community companies that helps build, sustain and develop community infrastructure and social enterprise.

“The investments made through this programme pay long term dividends by making sure community companies can make the best use of the facilities and skills available in their areas,” said Minister Kelly.