December 2, 2020
Business News

€95,000 awarded to four community projects in county Kilkenny

Four community projects and initiatives enhancing the lives of Kilkenny residents are to receive a near €100,000 boost.

Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club, the Fox and Goose Community Shop and Tearooms, Trail Kilkenny and County Kilkenny Leader Partnership are to share over €95,000 under the latest round of leader funding.

Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club gets €12,237 For Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club (KACC) to purchase new equipment, kayaks and boats to continue to offer the public the opportunity to participate in paddle sports, to be more active and add colour and life to the River Nore.

The Fox and Goose Community Shop and Tearooms group has been allocated €21,918.60. The purpose of this project is for an analysis and needs survey of the Fox and Goose premises and car park in Clara to look at, but not limited to the status of the current building; Health and Safety; the suitability of building for tea rooms, shop and a resource centre and the overall suitability of the location.

Trail Kilkenny has been granted €17,998.68. Their funding was sought for the purchase and installation of a five year maintenance and monitoring contract for five footfall counters to provide accurate, timely data on all walking trail usage.

Kilkenny LEADER itself was granted €43,469.60 to deliver four personal ongoing development programmes in Kilkenny in 2020 targeting a total of forty participants across the programmes.

The funding has been confirmed by local Minister, John Paul Phelan who congratulated all of the successful applicants.

“LEADER funding has helped Kilkenny greatly over the years and finance has helped countless local companies get off the ground. It has also benefitted community organisations and facilities and breathed new life back into rural parishes across the county. Kilkenny has been allocated €6,442,732 and I look forward to this funding further benefitting communities into the future,” Deputy Phelan concluded.

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