Fingal Independent

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e900,000 funding boost for Fingal groups

SPORTS and community groups all over Fingal are to benefit to the tune of almost ?900,000 from a capital funding scheme, announced by Fingal County Council.There were 13 successful applicants for the funding which will help to finance major projects for the clubs and community organisations.Many of the larger projects are in Dublin 15 but South Fingal also did well from the

SPORTS and community groups all over Fingal are to benefit to the tune of almost ?900,000 from a capital funding scheme, announced by Fingal County Council.

There were 13 successful applicants for the funding which will help to finance major projects for the clubs and community organisations.

Many of the larger projects are in Dublin 15 but South Fingal also did well from the scheme with the CASA breakhouse, which provides respite care for people with disabilities receiving over ?40,000 from the fund.

St Margaret’s GAA Club also benefited to the tune of ?40,000 which the club will spend on the construction of a walking track as well as fencing and drainage works.

A single storey extension to the yacht club in Malahide with provision for a ‘wet teaching room’, changing room and a coffee dock will also receive funding of ?40,000.

Some ?40,000 is also on its way to St Colmcille’s scouts in Swords for the renovation of the scout hall.

Cathaoirleach of Fingal County Council, Cllr Peter Coyle (Lab), welcomed the cross section of groups being funded this year and was happy to see disadvantaged areas and special needs groups being targeted.

‘I hope today’s announcement of the awarding of Capital Funding Scheme will encourage other groups to apply under this scheme next year,’ he said.



A special ceremony will be held in the next few weeks to present the groups with their funding cheques.