‘ This three year funding commitment is for the appointment of a full-time Social
Inclusion Programme Coordinator for Tipperary Town Revitalisation Project. It is
a joint funding package between South Tipperary Development Company CLG and
Tipperary County Council.
‘Some €40,000 per annum will be invested in the post over a three year period’
he says. The Social Inclusion Programme Coordinator will engage with marginalised groups
and individuals and build capacity of the community, addressing the
intergenerational disadvantage being experienced in Tipperary Town.
Announcing the funding package on Friday, Minister for Rural and Community
Development, Heather Humphreys TD, said that she was delighted that her
Department is able to provide funding and support this collaborative initiative.
‘This investment will help tackle social inclusion challenges in Tipperary Town. I
have recently visited Tipperary Town and my Department will continue to assist
local stakeholders in exploring opportunities and tackling some of the challenges
they face’ said Minister Humphreys.