Community centres in Firhouse, Bohernabreena,Tallaght and Knocklyon will receive funding of €79667 to upgrade facilities which will benefit users of all ages, according to Councillor Brian Lawlor. Cllr Lawlor was speaking after Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys announced the successful projects under Category 1 of the Community Centres Investment Fund.
Cllr Lawlor said: “I am delighted that my colleague Minister Humphreys has made this funding available to Dublin South West community centres given the vital work that staff and volunteers there do and the invaluable services they provide. “Fine Gael is working to build stronger safer communities and today’s funding allocation is the latest in a long line of initiatives and supports aimed at making our towns, villages and cities more attractive places to live and visit.
“The Community Centres Investment Fund was launched by Minister Humphreys in April 2022 with funding of €15m available under three categories. The key theme of the fund is to support community groups with the upgrade and development of their Community Centre facilities. “Community centres which will receive funding include The Park Community Centre, Glenasmole Community Association and Fettercairn Community &Youth Centre.