Kildare County Council Launches Community Recognition Fund
Kildare County Council has today launched details of a new Community Recognition Fund. This major initiative, the first of its kind, is offering total funding of €807,328 for suitable projects across County Kildare, and is designed to specifically support communities across the county that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other countries.
The Community Recognition Fund aims to provide funding for major enhancements to communities across the county which have shared their community facilities and infrastructure with those who’ve been displaced from Ukraine and other countries.
Funding of or enhancements to existing sports clubs, play facilities, walking amenities, local transport and bus shelters are eligible for funding under the Community Recognition Fund.
Full details of the scheme are available on www.kildarecoco.ie and sets out the eligibility criteria and how to submit and expression of interest. Eligibility criteria include:
- A minimum of 60% of funding from the Community Recognition Fund must be incurred for the project in 2023, with the remaining in 2024.
- Areas in the County with the highest number of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries will be deemed eligible.
- The closing date for applications for expression of interest is 4:00p.m. Tuesday, 21st February 2023.
Full details can be found on the Kildare County Council website at: https://kildarecoco.ie/AllServices/Community/CommunityGrants/CommunityRecognitionFund/