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Thursday 24 July 2014

Funding plea for Donore NS project

INDAVER HANDING OUT €250K

HUBERT MURPHY

Published 28/11/2012|14:08

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THOUSANDS OF euro have been paid out to local groups as part of the Indaver Community Fund since its inception in 2010.

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And local councillors have said they are the envy of other places, all struggling to fundraise.

It has been agreed that up to €250,000 will be paid out in 2012 by Indaver in their scheme which is dependent on the volume of waste delivered to the centre at Carranstown.

Up to five groups have applied for funding, which has a closing date of December 14th.

Cllr Wayne Harding, speaking at last week's Slane Area Council meeting, urged that funding would go to Donore National School which intends building a gym and basketball court, to be used by the community.

He said the Indaver scheme was the 'only show in town when it comes to grant aid' at the moment.

It was outlined that Cushinstown AC have benefitted from over €40,000 in funding since 2010, establishing a top indoor training area.

The Old Donore graveyard committee, St Mary's GFC, Donore, who have received €30,000 for nets and a new clubhouse plan, St Cianan's Boxing club, Duleek/ Bellewstown GFC, Duleek AFC, the tidy towns and Duleek Girls NS are just some of the others to benefit.

A call has now been made for Slane to come under the umbrella of the funding, courtesy of Cllr Ann Dillon Gallagher.

'Slane falls between the Knockharley scheme and the Carranstown project and it should be considered in the area,' she stated.

Cllr Jimmy Cudden feels that proper lighting on the footpath from the Indaver plant to Duleek is badly needed and funding should be directed towards that.

'People use that route to walk all the time but its very dangerous this time of year because parts of it are very dark.'

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