€100k awarded for upgrades and developments
A FUNDING boost totalling €77,007 has been awarded to a number of local community centres, while funding of €32,700 has been awarded for community events and sports development.
The funding was announced at a recent South Dublin County Council meeting, which detailed the latest tranche of community and sports grants.
Community centres received a boost via the Community Infrastructure Fund, with the Fettercairn Youth and Community Centre receiving €21,780 for a flooring upgrade.
The Bush Scout and Community Centre in Lucan has been awarded €19,750 for major plumbing upgrades, while the Kilnamanagh Family Recreation Centre got €12,925 for energy efficiency works.
A total of €11,000 has been awarded to Rathcoole Community Centre for an electrical systems upgrade, while €7,000 has gone to the Glenasmole Community Centre for an IT equipment fit-out.
Kingswood Community Centre has been approved for €4,552 for electrical works in the facility.
A total of €32,700 has been awarded under the headings of community development grants, community events funding, and sports development grants.
A sports development grant of €5,000 has been awarded to Knocklyon United Football Club for mobile floodlights and goalposts.
The Fettercairn Youth Horse Project has received a major sports equipment and improvement grant of €4,760.
The South Dublin Allotments Association has been approved for a major equipment grant of €3,055.
A number of services received grants of €2,000 each, including St Patrick’s GAA Club in Palmerstown, the Park Community Centre in Ballycullen, and Robert Emmet’s GAA Club in Perrystown.
Grants of €1,000 each have been awarded to Lucan Harriers Athletic Club, Templeogue Basketball Club, and NOISE Music.
Smaller grants have been approved for the Fettercairn Community and Youth Centre (€850), the North Clondalkin Community Development Programme (€800), and the Knocklyon Men’s Shed (€700).
Other grant recipients include South Dublin Community Facilities CLG (€620), Áras Chronáin Ionad Cultuir (€550), Killinarden Community Council (€500), and St Martin’s Residents’ Association (€500).