Two community centres in Clondalkin and Rathcoole will receive combined funding of almost €300,000 to carry out upgrades and repairs, a local TD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid West was speaking after Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, confirmed funding of €33 million which will be spread across 278 community centres.
Deputy Higgins said, “This incredible announcement is the largest single investment in our community centres in decades and will see Quarryvale Community and Youth Centre receiving €247,538 while Rathcoole Community Council will receive €50,000 in funding. “Our community centres are valued shared spaces and are very much at the heart of our community in Dublin Mid West and I hope this funding assists in making them even better in the provision of services to people all across the area,” added Deputy Higgins.
“Enhancements may include extensions to existing community centres, energy retrofitting, maintenance works, or the upgrading of toilet facilities. Furthermore, we want to emphasise the potential of community centres to act as social hubs in our community. “I congratulate the successful projects in our area and I thank them and all the others 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 huge benefits to Clondalkin and Rathcoole”, concluded Deputy Higgins.