Local Fine Gael councillor Dolores Minogue has expressed her delight with the recent funding allocations to groups and schemes in the Ardee and Mid-Louth area – and she is urging others who may want to look into funding in 2018 to start making preparations.
Last week, it was announced that €200,000 worth of funding will be ploughed into projects in the Ardee area courtesy of the government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme. €79,304 has been allocated towards road safety in Ballapousta, with footpaths set to be built around the church and graveyard.
DeeHub have been awarded €56,000 for a number of different schemes and initatives. In Reaghstown, €32,127 has been secured to pay for the installation of a new lift and toilet facilities as phase two of the Reaghstown Community Centre build at Westerns GFC continues to develop. Almost €30,000 has been awarded to Stabannon for footpath lighting and a new walking trail, while €100,000 has been provided for long awaited new footpaths in Dromiskin.
“After another successful year for Ardee and Mid-Louth in securing funds under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme – which will have massive benefits to the area from footpaths, walking trails and enhancing general area – I would encourage groups and initiatives in all areas to avail of this and similar funds going forward.
“Anyone who wants to know more can contact me and I can arrange a meeting to discuss what your area’s needs are and look at whether it meet the criteria,” she continued. “This is not a hard application to fill in and I will do all I can to help and with the help also of the officials of Louth County Council.
“My number is 087 951 2788 or people can also can contact me through social media. The groups that I worked with this year are delighted with the funds they receive and know they the money will be of great benefit to their area.”