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227 Westmeath projects supported €214,000 in Funding

227 Westmeath projects supported through the Community Enhancement Programme Minister Robert Troy

Minister for Trade Promotion and Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, welcomed the news that 227 projects from across Westmeath have been supported through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP). The programme, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, is designed to support community groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, through the provision of small capital grants.

Among the projects funded in 2020 include childcare groups and playgrounds, recreational groups, community gardens and premises, sports grounds and initiatives that support the elderly.

Speaking on foot of the announcement, Minister Troy said, “Over the course of 2020, the Community Enhancement Programme has invested nearly €214,000 in Westmeath through small capital grants for community projects across the county. The past year has demonstrated the vital role and work our community and voluntary groups do in communities across the county. The CEP Programme demonstrates how relatively small amounts of funding can make a big difference to communities. The 227 projects listed show the value of work being completed and I would encourage groups to contact their Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) for information on the 2021 CEP when this is launched later this year.”

Some examples of the type of projects supported include:

  • The development of COVID-19 compliant play areas for children.
  • The purchase of COVID-19 related equipment to facilitate the reopening of community premises.
  • Upgrades to community centres and facilities, as well as the purchase of equipment to maintain community gardens and areas.
  • Marquees, heaters, IT and other equipment to facilitate social distancing.

The below table contains the funding approvals of both the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 and the Community Enhancement Programme for Community Centres/Facilities 2020

COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAME 2020
LOCAL AUTHORITYGROUP /  ORGANISATIONTOWN/ VILLAGE AREAAMOUNT
APPROVED
Westmeath County Council1428 Active RetirementMullingar€                       450
Club
Westmeath County CouncilArdmore Hills Res. Assoc.Mullingar€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilAshcroft Park,Village CloseRaharney€                   1,300
Res. Group
Westmeath County CouncilBallinafid MultyfarnhamMultyfarnham€                   2,000
Community Services
Westmeath County CouncilBrookfield residentsRochfortbridge€                       660
Assocation
Westmeath County CouncilBrosna Gardening Co-operatMullingar€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilBunbrosna CommunityBunbrosna, Mullingar€                   1,000
Services
Westmeath County CouncilBunbrosna GAA ClubBunbrosna, Mullingar€                       375
Westmeath County CouncilBunbrosna Rounders ClubBunbrosna, Mullingar€                       500
Westmeath County CouncilBundaire Res. AssociationKinnegad€                       810
Westmeath County CouncilCancer Support Sanctuary LAMultyfarnham€                   2,046
Westmeath County CouncilCastlegrove ResidentCastlepollard€                   1,300
Group
Westmeath County CouncilCastlepark Res. Assocn.Rochfortbridge€                       810
Westmeath County CouncilCastlepollard ICACastlepollard€                       200
Westmeath County CouncilCastlepollard Local Dev.Castlepollard€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilCastlepollard Local Dev.Castlepollard€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilCastlepollard Local Dev.Castlepollard€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilCastletownDelvin€                   1,000
Court/ClondoneRes. Group
Westmeath County CouncilCastleview/Castle CourtDelvin€                       950
Res. Group
Westmeath County CouncilChime NetworkMullingar€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilClonmellon CommunityClonmellon€                   1,000
Council
Westmeath County CouncilCoderDojo MullingarMullingar€                       360
Westmeath County CouncilCollinstown ForeCollinstown€                       200
Drumcree Text Alert
Westmeath County CouncilCollinstown HallCollinstown€                       360
Committee
Westmeath County CouncilCollinstown Mens ShedCollinstown€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilCollinstown Pitch & putt clubCollinstown€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilCoole CommunityCoole, Mullingar€                       360
Development
Westmeath County CouncilCoole Mayne ParishCoole, Mullingar€                       360
Westmeath County CouncilCrookedwood GAA HurlingCCrookedwood€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilDalton Park Community GarMullingar€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilDalton Park Res. Assocn.Mullingar€                       810
Westmeath County CouncilDalton Park Women’s GroupMullingar€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilEmerald Lakes TTC GroupRochfortbridge€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilFore Heritage & Amenity GroFore€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilGlenidan Res. AssociationCollinstown€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilGrange Community groupGrange, Mullingar€                   1,300
Westmeath County CouncilInny FCCoole, Mullingar€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilKillucan Care ServicesKillucan€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilKillucan Community centreCKillucan€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilKinnegad Juniors AFCKinnegad€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilLongford Westmeath CommMullingar€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilLoughegar Community PlaygLoughegar, Mullingar€                       200
Westmeath County CouncilLoughegar Community PlaygLoughegar, Mullingar€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilMilltownpass Community AcMilltownpass€                       200
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar Arch ClubLakepoint, Mullingar€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar Chariety Variety GMullingar€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar Community First RMullingar€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar HarriersMullingar€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar Rugby F.C.Mullingar€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar Sub Aqua ClubMullingar€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilMullingar Tennis & BadmintMullingar€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilMultyfarnham Community CMultyfarnham€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilMultyfarnham Mens ShedMultyfarnham€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilMultyfarnham Tidy TownsMultyfarnham€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilNew Glenview Res. AssociatCastlepollard€                       500
Westmeath County CouncilNewtown Lawns Res. AssociMullingar€                       650
Westmeath County CouncilRaharney Camogie ClubRaharney€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilRaharney Hurling ClubRaharney€                   1,000
Westmeath County CouncilRaithin Residents GroupMullingar€                       810
Westmeath County CouncilRealta Beaga ChildcareGrange, Mullingar€                   1,800
Westmeath County CouncilRochfortbridge Men’s ShedRochfortbridge€                       450
Westmeath County CouncilRochfortbridge Tidy TownsRochfortbridge€                       510
Westmeath County CouncilSpring ChickensSpringfield, Mullingar