EUR390k For Community Projects In Clare

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Fri Jan 23 2009

The funding granted to Scariff-based East Clare Community Project Ltd (EUR144,572), the Clare Women’s Network (EUR102,554) and Ennis Community Development Project (EUR142,410) covers overhead and staff costs.

Reacting to the funding announcement, Minister of State and Clare T.D. Tony Killeen paid tribute to the work being undertaken by the three Clare projects and organisations.

He said they had each shown a great ability to challenge social exclusion within the county by enabling communities to develop economically, socially and culturally.

"East Clare Community Project Ltd, the Clare Women’s Network and Ennis Community Development Project are committed to social change. Their commitment is highlighted by their work to redress poverty and social exclusion, and efforts to change structures, policy and processes that contribute to discrimination and disadvantage. They empower local people to become active participants in the process of positive change, which is core to the principles of community development", explained Minister Killeen.

He continued, "The EUR20 million in allocations made nationally under the CDP this year is indicative of the Government’s continued commitment to the community development sector. More importantly, it reflects the good work done by projects and organisations in support of those in our communities who are less well off or are marginalised in whatever way."

"This funding to Projects and organisations is made possible due to the commitment made by the Government to provide support for the Community Sector contained in Towards 2016, and also meets commitments made under the National Development Plan," concluded Minister Killeen.

CDP Projects are based in inner city areas, rural areas, small towns and housing estates in suburban areas. The CDP presently consists of 177 projects throughout the country.


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