Community groups and organisations in Laois are invited to apply for a new round of funding for the upgrade and refurbishment of community centres, a Fine Gael Councillor has said.
Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin said: “Fine Gael wants to build stronger and safer communities by making our towns, villages and parishes across Laois better places to live, work, run a business and raise a family.
“Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced that registration is now open for a new €15 million capital fund for the upgrade and refurbishment of Community Centres.
“The Community Centre Investment Fund will provide grants of between €10,000 up to a maximum of €300,000.
“Funding is available for capital works such as improvements to communal facilities such as kitchen and toilet facilities, energy retrofitting, new windows / doors / heating systems, works to address safety concerns and works to improve disability access.
“All interested applicants in Laois must register online at gov.ie/CommunityCentresFund. Registration for the fund must be completed prior to submitting a formal application.”
The formal application process opens on Tuesday June 7 and closes on Thursday July 14.
Applicants can register to attend an information session at gov.ie/CommunityCentresFund.
Cllr Bergin said: “Completing these two important steps will help to ensure your organisation is well placed to submit a strong application to this Fund.”