Independent TD Mattie McGrath has warmly welcomed the announcement that 10 community based enterprises in Co. Tipperary are set to receive grants totalling €682,000. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the grant awards were announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, under The Community Services Programme (CSP):
“I am absolutely delighted that the magnificent work being done by these Tipperary enterprises has been acknowledged and that further support is now being given.
Among those who will be receiving grant support are Cahir Developments Association Company which is set to receive €43,232.
Cahir Park A.F.C. (Development) Company will receive €92,399, while the Millennium Family Resource Centre Company has been granted €72,266.
Other recipients include the Sliabh-Ardagh Rural Development Company (€40,266), Tipperary Mid-West Radio Co-Operative Society Limited (€92,399) and Tipperary Technology Park Company (€72,266).
This kind of support is very welcome, especially given that the CSP is designed to support community companies and co-operatives to deliver local social, economic and environmental services that tackle disadvantage.
We need far more of this kind of grant distribution for projects in rural Ireland in order to address the historical legacy of severe underinvestment by this government and the previous government in the regions,” concluded Deputy McGrath.
Community Services Programme
The CSP supports community-based organisations delivering vital services through a social enterprise model.
CSP supports organisations to meet local service gaps and provide access to services and facilities that would otherwise generally be unavailable.
Eligible organisations are supported under three strands:
Strand 1 – Community Halls and Facilities
Strand 2 – Community Services for Disadvantaged Communities
Strand 3 – Community Organisations Employing People Distant from the Labour Market.
Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development Company Tipperary €108,132
Cahir Developments Association Company Tipperary €43,232
Cahir Park A.F.C. (Development) Company Tipperary €92,399
Development Association (Newport) Company Tipperary €28,550
Millennium Family Resource Centre Company Tipperary €72,266
Nenagh Arts Centre Company Tipperary €112,532
NIPARC Company Tipperary €19,033
Sliabh-Ardagh Rural Development Company Tipperary €40,266
Tipperary Mid-West Radio Co-Operative Society Limited Tipperary €92,399
Tipperary Technology Park Company Tipperary €72,266