Three Galway East projects will receive nearly €40,000 in LEADER funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney said: “This is great news. The projects to benefit are Corofin playground, Athenry playground and the Galway East Wildlife training programme on biodiversity.
“Corofin Community Development Association will receive €9,593.13 to provide specialist equipment for the Community Playground for children with special needs.
“Athenry Community Council Trust will receive €8,015.82 to supply and install a wheelchair-friendly carousel at Athenry playground.
“Finally, Galway Rural Development will receive €20,000 to fund a pilot training programme in at least four East Galway locations over a period of six months aimed at connecting communities with wildlife and nature.
“These are all very worthwhile projects. LEADER funding was set up specifically to help rural communities that need investment. It is great to see it making such a difference.
“I fully expect the momentum around LEADER funding to continue over the coming months.”

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
August 16 2019