Funding confirmed for 181 community groups across Kilkenny
Some 181 local resident associations, tidy towns groups and community organisation have been awarded a total of €140,000 in new amenity grants.
The funding was approved at the May monthly meeting of Kilkenny County Council.
The council said the number of applications received this year was up 10% on last year.
It said in a statement: “The main objective of the Council’s Amenity Grant Scheme is to support local communities to undertake small scale amenity projects from the upkeep, maintenance and enjoyment of public amenities through to landscaping and development of open spaces and small-scale improvement works.”
The council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Andrew McGuinness, added: “The Amenity Grant Scheme is a critical form of support provided by the council to a wide range of community groups across the county. This year the council are making over 180 grant awards and I want to acknowledge and commend the invaluable work carried out by all of these groups in improving the amenity value and presentation of Kilkenny as a quality place to live.”