Almost €330,000 in LEADER funding announced for projects in Cavan and Monaghan – Minister Humphreys

December 13, 2019

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and local Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed the news that a further €330,000 in LEADER funding has been allocated to three local community projects in Cavan and Monaghan.

Speaking on the matter Minister Humphreys said:

“I am pleased to welcome the news that a further €330,000 in LEADER funding has been allocated to three projects in the constituency, two in Cavan, and one in Monaghan.

In Cavan, Shercock Sports and Recreational Facilities has been awarded €199,999.96 to construct a new regional indoor centre to accommodate indoor athletics, soccer, basketball, badminton, bowls, other sports and community activities.  The proposed new facility would also serve the needs of local GAA teams for training throughout the year.

Elsewhere in Cavan, St. Brigid’s National School in Redhills has been awarded €102,817.16 for the development of a multi-use games area for use by both the school and the wider community.

Meanwhile, in Monaghan, Sliabh Beagh Adventures Ltd has been awarded €26,578.78 in funding to establish an adventure centre in Sliabh Beagh, which will offer activities such as archery, bicycle hire, guided walking tours, and orienteering.

The LEADER programme is designed to support rural development projects initiated locally in order to revitalise rural areas and create jobs, and there is no doubt that it plays a hugely valuable role in supporting rural communities in both Cavan and Monaghan. LEADER funding also represents an enormous opportunity for rural businesses and communities that are in need of investment, and I want to see the programme continuing to grow and make a difference for rural Ireland over the coming years."

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