€53,600 in National Lottery Grants awarded in Clare

December 8th, 2014 - Pat Breen

“Young people in Clare are set to benefit from €53,600 in National Lottery Grants which have been awarded to a number of groups and organisations” says Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen T.D. for after the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD announced the allocation of National Lottery funding for 2014.

“The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has a National Lottery Discretionary fund which provides once-off grants to community groups and voluntary organisations involved in providing services for children and young people. In Clare, 10 organisations and groups will receive €53,600 which will go towards a range of very worthwhile projects.

“The funding announced today is part of a national programme which will see €910,000 allocated towards providing services for young people. This year the scheme is particularly targeting small scale projects and it focuses on activities that involve culture and play, young people led initiatives, healthy lifestyle and those that provide access for marginal groups to extra circular activities.

“In Clare the organisations who have secured funding this year include:

Ennistymon FRC €12,000
Ballyea National School €10,000
IFCA – Clare Branch €7,000
Shannon FRC €4,000
Ennis CDP Ltd €5,000
Cratloe Community Playground Co-operative Society Ltd €4,000
Killaloe/Ballina Community & FRC €3,000
West Clare FRC €2,000
Kilrush Late Nite League/FAI €600
Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre €6,000
“The National Lottery Grants provide vital funding to extremely worthwhile groups and organisations that do very good work in Clare and I would like to congratulate those who were successful in securing funding and encourage other organisations to consider applying for this once off grant in 2015.”