Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has welcomed increased Government funding for children’s play and recreation facilities.
Minister Canney said: “The Department for Children and Youth Affairs has increased Capital Grant Funding provided to local authorities from €250,000 to €450,000 for 2019.
“Local authorities applied for funding on behalf of projects under the Capital Grants Scheme for Play and Recreation this year for up to €30,000.
“The purpose of the scheme is to fund the refurbishment of play and recreational facilities, which are vital for the physical and mental development of our young people. This includes new equipment, the development of natural play areas and the refurbishment of existing play facilities.”
Further information on the fund can be obtained from the Local Authorities. Successful applications will be supported with an additional 25% of the awarded amount from the Local Authority.
The Department for Children and Youth Affairs works closely with the Local Authority Play and Recreation Network to agree priorities and criteria for funding allocations.
One of the criteria for funding is that the facility must be accessible to all children.

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
June 7 2019