Three community centres across Palmerstown and Clondalkin will receive combined funding of €68,858 to upgrade facilities which will benefit users of all ages, according to TD for Dublin Mid West, Deputy Emer Higgins. Deputy Higgins was speaking after Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys announced the successful projects under Category 1 of the Community Centres Investment Fund.
Deputy Higgins said: “I am delighted that my colleague Minister Humphreys has made this funding available to Dublin Mid 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,” said Deputy Higgins.
“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; Palmerstown Community Council (€24,585.00), the Parochial House Palmerstown (€19,273.33) and the Bawnogue Youth and Community Centre (€25,000.00),” added Deputy Higgins. “Our community centres are valued shared spaces and are very much at the heart of the towns and villages in place like Palmerstown and Clondalkin. I hope this funding assists in making them even better in the provision of services to people all across Dublin Mid West,” concluded Deputy Higgins.
Minister Humphreys said: Through ‘Our Rural Future’, I want to support locally led, ground-up projects in local communities across the country. This funding is all about giving a helping hand to our local groups and clubs, which have continued to serve their community.
“I also want to congratulate the successful projects and to thank them for the vital work they do in providing services in their local communities. This funding will deliver high quality capital projects for community facilities that bring benefit to the local community.”