Funding of €142,000 announced for community groups

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher has welcomed the announcement of over €142,000 in funding for community projects in Kerry under the Community Enhancement Programme.

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, has provided a total of €142,409 for projects in Kerry in 2019 (see full list attached)

Funding under this programme in Kerry was targeted at age-friendly and healthy community initiatives and projects and initiatives in keeping with the objectives of the Local Economic and Community Plan, Kerry’s Age Friendly Strategy and the Healthy Kerry Plan.

‘This is wonderful news for a range of community, voluntary and sporting organisations in the county,’ said Cllr Kelleher. ‘A total of 69 projects have been approved for funding. The range of projects supported include accessibility projects, the provision of comfortable meeting spaces for older people, social spaces, community safety initiatives, intergenerational projects, creative and recreational activities within communities.

‘Kerry County Council and the Local Community Development Committee, of which I am chairperson, recognise the immense contribution which community groups make to the well-being and betterment of our county so I am pleased to see that recognition being complemented by investment in projects on the ground.’

The funding is being administered by the Community Department in Kerry County Council in cooperation with the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

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