Almost €1 Million Allocated To Tipp Communities Hosting Ukrainian Refugees

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A government scheme to provide €50M in funding to communities that are hosting refugees is to allocate €998,000 to county Tipperary.

The highest allocation went to county Kerry with an allocation of €4.4M – county Limerick is to receive €1.4M.

The new fund to be known as the Community Recognition Fund is to be used  to support  the refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities, upgrades of  play areas, walkways, parks and community gardens in addition to the purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs, festivals, music and arts organisations.

Funds can also be used for the enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to the wider community after hours or on weekends and for transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters.

The funding will be drawn down over 2023 and 2024.

Projects will be delivered by the local authorities in conjunction with community organisations.

The Fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community.