Council Grants give real boost for local communities

Councillor John Paul Feeley has welcomed the allocation of funds to communities across the Cavan-Belturbet Municipal District under the Discretionary Grants Scheme 2020 and the Community & Voluntary Scheme.
‘Local community groups, on a voluntary basis are taking on challenging project to better their local communities. These funds are sometimes a lever to drawing down other grants on significant projects under LEADER or taking on a project that if not done would fall to the County Council’
‘Often the huge work done by local communities is taken for granted, these grants are a small acknowledgement by the Council of that work. It is great to see projects develop as they have been progressed on a phased basis over recent years.’
The 2020 Grants are as follows
Killinagh Community Council €8,000 Progress replacement of boundaries on Florencecourt Road, Blacklion.
Swanlinbar Community Hall €5,000. Upgrade kitchen facilities in St. Mary’s Hall
Swanlinbar Development Association €5,000 Match Funding for LEADER funded Trivia House Hostel Plan
Project Belturbet €8,000 Further development of Sensory Garden and link to Turbet Island Trail
Killeshandra Community Council €3,500 Match funding for LEADER to develop Visitors Centre & Community Cafe
Killeshandra Community Council €3,500 Upgrade heating at Resource Centre & Play-school Unit
Kilnavara Crescent Residents Association €3,000 to provide seating area, defibrillator, complete drainage works, fencing and signage
Cavan Tidy Towns €3,000 to improve all on Broad Road near Breifne Park
Killygarry Gun Club €3,000 to purchase 2 new clay target traps and other equipment
Tullacmongan Resource Centre €8,000 upgrade the play area including, roof repairs, re-line car parking spaces
Lakeview Residents Association €3,000 new entrance signage, walls & other works
Bawnboy Workhouse Ltd €3,000 match funding for LEADER project
Templeport Development Association €5,000 provide fencing at recycling centre.
The Cottage Market, Ballyconnell €4,000 to acquire storage container, commercial Gazebo and other works. Community & Voluntary Grants
Killinagh Community Dev Ltd €400 replace planting & other works around Village of Blacklion
Dowra Courthouse Group €400 purchase coffee maker, table & other items
Butlersbridge Tidy Towns €400 specific & targeted planting of areas around village
Project Belturbet €500 display case & replica Mott & Bailey for Civic Centre
Swanlinbar Community Assoc €400 purchase fitness equipment for community
Marian Park Res. Belturbet €400 painting, flower pots & other works
Killeshandra Day-Care €400 purchase blinds for meeting in Resource Centre
Killeshandra Community €400 purchase materials for Sketch Series Tidy Towns
Kilnavara Crescent Residents €400 purchase a shed & storage space at polytunnels
Killgarry Foroige €400 purchase equipment for club members
Drum glen Resident Assoc €400 install raised beds with youth in Estate
Belturbet Arts & Crafts Group €300 purchase of art equipment
Cavan Boxing Club €400 purchase new equipment
Cottage Market, Ballyconnell €250 purchase materials
Indian Cultural Arts Club €400 purchase equipment for Dance Club
Cavan 365 Youth Group €400 complete inclusion mural wall in Tullacmongan Resource Centre
Happy Time Cavan €400 equipment for group in Bridge Street Centre, Cavan Patent & Toddler Group