Archive for January 2013
€200,000 funding under the Rural Development Programme approved for the upgrade of a community amenity and recreation area at Ballineen/Enniskeane, Co. Cork.
I wish to welcome the announcement made today (Monday 28th January 2013)by Phil Hogan,T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government,that he has given sanction to West Cork Development Partnership Ltd. to approve funding of €200,000 to Ballineen & Enniskeane Development Association for the upgrade of a community amenity and recreation area, to include the creation of a multi-sport court, children’s playground, adult fitness zone and upgraded parking facilities, at Ballineen/Enniskeane, Co. Cork. The funding is being provided under the Village Renewal and Development measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013.
Announcing the funding Minister Hogan said:
‘’ I am delighted that the Rural Development Programme is in a position to support Ballineen & Enniskeane Development Association in this significant upgrade of these community and sporting facilities at an estimated total cost of €267,000. Such facilities are critical to the development and maintenance of sustainable rural communities and enhance the social attractiveness of these communities’’.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications for this year’s Awards Programme, with a total cash fund of €500,000 to support individuals with new solutions for social challenges in Ireland.
The Awards Programme will see eight social entrepreneurs selected to partake in one of our two support Programmes: the Impact Programme and the Elevator Programme. Three social entrepreneurs will be selected for the Impact Programme and will each receive direct funding of €130,000 over two years, as well as over €70,000 worth of training, mentoring and support.
Fine Gael Cork South West, TD, Noel Harrington, has urged septic tank owners in Co. Cork to make sure they have registered their systems before the deadline of February 1st, to ensure they will be eligible to apply for a remediation grant if necessary.
“Septic tank owners now just have a couple of weeks to register their systems ahead of the deadline on February 1st. It is important that everyone is aware that it will not be possible to apply for a remediation grant if you have not registered your system.
“Septic tank inspections are due to get underway shortly, and the vast majority of systems are expected to pass without any issues. But for the small minority of people who do need to get their tanks upgraded or repaired, grants of up to 80% of the cost of the remedial works, to a maximum of €4,000 will be made available. The grants are being specifically targeted at low income households.