Great news for Balbriggan as renovation works at The Beat Centre identified in the Leader Programme within minister O’Briens Department

12th November, 2020

Joe O’Brien congratulates Dublin Rural LEADER Local Action Group for their decisive work on identifying the Balbriggan based project under the Rural Development Programme

Minister for State for Rural and Community Development, Joe O’Brien has welcomed the approval of €182,947.54 in funding for renovation works at the Balbriggan Enterprise and Training Centre CLG (BEaT). The Dublin Rural LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) which oversees the LEADER programme in Rural Dublin approved the investment in the project at an online meeting recently.

The Dublin Rural LEADER LAG oversee the implementation of the LEADER Programme which is a key component of the Rural Development Programme, an initiative of the Department for Rural and Community Development in rural parts of Dublin.

Speaking on the announcement, Minister O’Brien said;

“I am delighted to see this really tangible community based project coming out of the Leader funding that comes from my Department to the Dublin Rural Leader local action group. The targeted funding to BEaT will help with long overdue renovations at the centre ensuring thety can continue to offer their excellent services to the businesses in Balbriggan”

“I want to acknowledge the work of the Dublin Rural LEADER LAG, and thank them, they have worked hard to encourage these worthy projects to come forward for funding under this programme.”

Balbriggan Councillor, Karen Power, welcomed the news, saying;

“The funding for the BEaT Centre CLG is great to see, there are so many opportunities in Balbriggan for businesses, it is key they have the necessary supports to grow and develop and the renovation works at the centre will ensure that happens.”

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For more information please contact Karen Power, karen.power@oireachtas.ie