Joe O’Brien announces funding for Skerries allotments and Skerries Mens Shed

9th December, 2020

Minister for State, Skerries resident, Joe O’Brien announced funding for Local Community Development Committee across the country and included in the funding is allocations for both Skerries Allotments and Skerries Men’s Shed.

Speaking about the announcement Joe said; “The Community Enhancement Programme is a great source of funding for Community and Voluntary Groups and compliments many of the funding and support initiatives available through Fingal County Council. A vibrant community and voluntary sector are vital to the Covid-19 recovery.”

“I oversee the Community Enhancement Programme which has provided the funding for LCDC’s nationally to support local initiatives such as the Skerries Allotments installing CCTV equipment at the site. Such infrastructure will ensure the safety of both the allotments and those who use it.”

“As well as this, funding has been provided to Skerries Men’s Shed for the Installation and wiring of lighting, heating and power supply to the shed and necessary electrical connection. The Skerries Men’s Shed is a fantastic community-based project, where men can come together to learn, share skills and make long-lasting friendships.”

For more information contact karen.power@oireachtas.ie