Three community projects in Louth have been approved for funding through the Louth LEADER programme, according to Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.
The projects based in Moneymore in Drogheda, Ardee and Tallanstown – have secured a total of €29,503.43 in Louth Leader funding which has been approved by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring.
The total costs of the three funded projects is €32,253.25 – meaning the Louth Leader funding will make up 91% of the total costs of the projects.
In Moneymore, funding has been secured to purchase laptops, a projector and screen, printer and a secure safe, in order to provide IT classes for young people in community to improve their basic IT skills and teach new skills such as digital media processing. The funding has been sought by the Moneymore Community House CLG, who are the local body who cater for family activities and provide support groups for disadvantaged families living in the area.
A total of €6,692.73 has been contributed towards the total cost of €8,923.65 for the project.
Elsewhere, the Louth Leader Partnership based in Ardee have secured full funding of €18,409.70 to provide training to tour guides across county Louth to provide them with skills to develop their own local tours in the county.
The Tallanstown Tidy Towns group have also secured funding to engage a consultant to prepare a new three-year Development Plan for Tallanstown Tidy Towns Committee, covering the period 2020-2022. €4,428 has been secured for that project.
Deputy O’Dowd said, “This is fantastic news for the recipients, it will deliver a significant boost to the successful of organisations.”