Cllr Stephen McKee with Paul Nash of St.Colmcille's GAA Club

34 local clubs and organisations benefit from Indaver funding

Over 34 local clubs and organisations will benefit from funding under this year's Indaver Community Scheme, with over €255,000 allocated to various projects.

The initiatives that will benefit vary from community  CPR training by Duleek Cardiac First Responders to the Boyne Canal Walkway being developed by the Rossnaree Community Group.

Cllr Stephen McKee, has warmly welcomed the funding.

“As new Chairperson of the Indaver Committee, I am delighted that €150,000 is coming out of this year's Indaver Fund towards financing the new modern community facility that is being built in Duleek.

“Further funding of €325,000 has been agreed in principle to be drawn down later this year. This is very significant funding for the project which when complete will be a fantastic facility for the entire community. This funding will fast-track the facility's completion.”

Cllr McKee said he was also pleased at the funding for local GAA Clubs, Duleek/Bellewstown GFC, St.Mary’s Donore and St.Colmcille’s GFC who between them will receive €28,000.

“St.Mary’s, Donore will receive funding towards the development of their clubhouse in addition to the €60,000 that the club received previously, which is an important project that I am very proud to be associated with.

“St Colmcille’s GFC will receive funding for improvement works at Piltown and this money will help the club develop as their numbers grow. As a parent with small children myself, it is vital that we do all we can to improve facilities and sporting infrastructure in the area for our youth.”

Under the planning conditions for the Indaver waste to energy plant, a donation is made to the local community for every tonne that is accepted into the facility.

The Fund is managed by the Community Liaison Committee and is designed to provide financial assistance to local community-based clubs and voluntary organisations for the development of community projects and works in the locality.

“I am pleased that so many local groups and organisations will benefit this year from the scheme. “They make a huge contribution to our communities. I will continue to work hard on behalf of all our local groups,” concluded Cllr McKee.

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