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Community groups invited to apply for funding 16.02.23

COMMUNITY groups in Inishowen are invited to apply for funding under the Community Recognition Fund 2023.

This fund aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities in recognition of the contribution being made by communities in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.
The fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community.

€50 million is available nationally under the fund and this is allocated between each local authority based on the number of new arrivals located there. On this basis, the allocation to County Donegal is €3,114,395.

Launching the scheme Minister Heather Humphries said: “This fund is recognising the vital role our communities are playing as we continue to deal with many challenges, not least the war in Ukraine. I would like to encourage communities to engage directly with their local authorities in the coming weeks to ensure that high quality projects can be delivered, benefiting their towns and villages for years to come.”

Clr Niamh Kennedy, Chairperson of Donegal LCDC said: “We welcome this scheme, which will provide funding for developments which will benefit the entire community in recognition of the support they have shown to people from Ukraine and other countries who have come into to their communities."

The closing date for receipt of applications to the scheme is 3pm on Monday, 6th March 2023. Further details and application form are available at www.donegalcoco.ie .
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