Tipp Town to Receive Funding for New Social Inclusion Coordinator

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Tipperary Town is to receive €40,000 annually over a three year period for the creation of a new Social Inclusion Coordinator role in the town.

The funding is coming from the Department of Rural and Community Development and being matched by a further €25,000 per year from Tipperary County Council and €15,000 from South Tipperary Development Company.

This will mean that the new Social Inclusion Coordinator would have a salary of €240,000 over the three year contract.

The role has been identified by Tipperary Town Task Force as being critical to developing a major social inclusion plan do address the problems of intergenerational disadvantage in the town.

It is expected that the role will be filled by the end of April and the Social Inclusion Coordinator will work with marginalised groups and individuals to build capacity of the community as the Task Force action plan is implemented.

Deputy Michael Lowry has welcomed the allocation of funding for the post.