New Town Team Support Fund announced for Castlecomer

Cllr. John Brennan is delighted to hear that Three towns in Co Kilkenny have been chosen to receive funding to help establish or develop a Town Team Support Fund, with one allocated in the Castlecomer area.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has announced the first ever Town Team Support Fund.

This investment will deliver funding for communities that have never had a Town Team before or will assist towns that have only recently established a Town Team.

A total of 68 towns nationwide, including three in Co Kilkenny will be supported with €10,000 each.

In Co. Kilkenny, Castlecomer, Mooncoin and Callan have all been selected to receive €10,000 under the new initiative.

“I’m delighted to announce the first ever dedicated investment in our Town Teams,” said Minister Heather Humphreys. This is all about tackling vacancy, combatting dereliction and breathe new life into our town centres”. Through this initiative, we are recognising the importance of having vibrant towns, which are places to live in, work in, visit, and raise a family in. Town teams are key to rural regeneration and I am delighted that this funding will support the development of these teams and the creation of teams where they currently don’t exist. Amongst other things, these Town Teams play a vital role in helping communities access the wide range of funding available from my Department under various schemes,” she concluded”.

Cllr. John Brennan welcomes this initiative to create a Town Team and Support Fund.

He advises that it is a great boost for Castlecomer and will create excellent opportunities in terms of further developments in the future.

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