DEERING Welcones €175K Additional LEADER Funding.

21st December, 2013

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the allocation of an additional €175,000 from uncommitted LEADER Programme funding.

 “This is a significant amount of money to be allocated from uncommitted funding in addition to what we have already received. Funding from this source has already been secured for Ballon Community Centre, Ballinkillen Community Centre, Tullow Tennis Club as well as many other smaller projects.

 “The funding became available through the decommitment of funding to projects that were not going to proceed or that were deemed ineligible . Nationally there was about €2m to be allocated and I have been lobbying Minister Hogan for months to get a generous share and I am delighted we have been awarded almost 10% of the overall National pot.

 “There are many worthy projects in the county hoping for a slice of this and where it wont satisfy all applicants it will definitely be a great help to a few more projects. The Board of CCDP will make the final decision on the allocation within the county in the coming weeks.