Minister Joe O’Brien announces new €6 million “Department of Rural and Community Development Local Enhancement Programme 2024

6th December, 2023

 

  • Over €184,000 allocated to assist community groups across Fingal
  • €36,807.16 ringfenced funding to support Women’s Groups in Fingal
  • Our Rural Future Community Fund to focus on disadvantaged areas
  • Supporting community groups a key focus of ‘Our Rural Future’

Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities Joe O’Brien TD, has today announced €6 million in capital funding under the “Department of Rural and Community Development Local Enhancement Programme 2024”.

€220,842.98 of this funding has been allocated to provide capital supports essential for the many small community groups and organisations across Fingal.

There will be a particular focus on small capital works/improvements, and the purchase of equipment for community use. The funding may be used, but is not limited to; improved access for persons with a disability; enhancing community participation for disadvantaged and marginalised groups, and improving energy efficiency of community facilities to reduce ongoing costs.

The scheme is designed to ensure local priorities are identified and met, so as to improve and enhance community facilities for all.

Announcing the funding today, Minister O’Brien said:

“The funding will provide really practical support to smaller community groups in Fingal that are active at a grassroots level to help them to ensure they have the facilities and equipment they need to support their communities”.

 “These grants will help thousands of community organisations, clubs, men’s and women’s sheds, youth centres and parish halls, to improve their facilities and continue to facilitate the provision of their valuable services to the people in their areas.”

“I am particularly happy to have reserved funding for Women’s Sheds, groups and networks. Many of these groups are providing essential services on a day to day basis to those most in need. I hope this funding will help to support the provision of safe warm spaces for those groups to continue to meet and support their communities in both rural and urban areas right across the country”.

 

Funding for each Local Authority area

LCDC Area ORFCF Allocation Women’s Groups Allocation Total Allocation
Carlow €119,056.15 €23,811.23 €142,867.38
Cavan €120,917.23 €24,183.45 €145,100.68
Clare €138,380.55 €27,676.11 €166,056.66
Cork City €193,504.02 €38,700.80 €232,204.83
Cork County €204,632.59 €40,926.52 €245,559.11
Donegal €215,647.39 €43,129.48 €258,776.86
Dublin City €419,324.48 €83,864.90 €503,189.38
Dun Laoghaire €149,273.40 €29,854.68 €179,128.08
Fingal €184,035.81 €36,807.16 €220,842.98
Galway City €111,935.52 €22,387.10 €134,322.62
Galway County €154,480.86 €30,896.17 €185,377.04
Kerry €149,954.79 €29,990.96 €179,945.75
Kildare €173,747.35 €34,749.47 €208,496.83
Kilkenny €126,519.02 €25,303.80 €151,822.82
Laois €127,992.54 €25,598.51 €153,591.05
Leitrim €99,775.36 €19,955.07 €119,730.43
Limerick €190,572.89 €38,114.58 €228,687.46
Longford €112,388.87 €22,477.77 €134,866.64
Louth €162,843.74 €32,568.75 €195,412.48
Mayo €160,850.55 €32,170.11 €193,020.65
Meath €154,488.81 €30,897.76 €185,386.57
Monaghan €112,377.35 €22,475.47 €134,852.82
Offaly €135,499.47 €27,099.89 €162,599.36
Roscommon €115,534.62 €23,106.92 €138,641.54
Sligo €118,327.18 €23,665.44 €141,992.62
South Dublin €254,979.91 €50,995.98 €305,975.89
Tipperary €178,045.98 €35,609.20 €213,655.17
Waterford €159,121.40 €31,824.28 €190,945.68
Westmeath €128,134.89 €25,626.98 €153,761.87
Wexford €180,708.85 €36,141.77 €216,850.62
Wicklow €146,948.43 €29,389.69 €176,338.11