Tipperary Councillors To Receive Briefing On The 2024 Community Recognition Fund

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Tipperary councillors are to receive a briefing on the 2024 Community Recognition Fund today.  The county is to receive an allocation of €1.4M in the 2024 scheme.

Communities  across the county that  have high numbers of refugees from Ukraine or International Protection Applicants or asylum seekers are eligible to make an application for funds. The support can only be used for the capital cost of providing or improving a community facility. The minimum amount for a project is €50,000 and the maximum  amount is  €500,000. In 2023 County Tipperary received an allocation of  €978, 000 but applications from across the county sought funding of over €5M according to Brian Beck Director of Services with Tipperary County Council.

On Friday morning April 12th  at 11am there is an online information session for members of the public  about the fund. The closing date for the first tranche  of applications  is 4pm on May 3d. Places for the information webinar can be booked at this link here.

Nationally the total fund is €50M which is divided across the 26 counties in proportion to the number of Refugees or Asylum seekers being accommodated in each respective county.