Councillor Stephen McKee (left) with Paul Nash of St.Colmcille's GAA Club.
It is one of the conditions of its planning permission that the operators of the Indaver Waste-to-Energy facility at Carranstown, Duleek must make a donation to the local community for every tonne of waste they burn.
The Fund is managed by the Community Liaison Committee and is designed to provide financial assistance to local community-based clubs and voluntary organisations for the development of community projects and works in the locality.
The new Chairperson of the Indaver Committee, East Meath Councillor Stephen McKee, has warmly welcomed the granting of funding to local community groups and organisations in the area under this year’s Indaver Community Scheme.
“Over 34 local clubs and organisations will benefit from funding under this year's Indaver Scheme, with over €255,000 being allocated to projects that vary from community CPR training by Duleek Cardiac First Responders to the Boyne Canal Walkway being developed by the Rossnaree Community Group” the Fianna Fáil Councillor said.
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“As Chairperson of the Indaver Committee, I am delighted that €150,000 is coming out of this year's Indaver Fund towards financing the new modern Community Facility that is currently being built in Duleek.
Since 2009, the Carranstown Grant Scheme in association with Indaver has provided over €2,000,000 to organisations in the Carranstown area with the aim of benefiting the local community & environment. A selection of the 2019 recipients are shown below, congrats to all involved! pic.twitter.com/BAEwIsnlU2— Indaver Ireland (@IndaverIreland) July 29, 2020
“Further funding of 325,000 euro has been agreed in prinicple to be drawn down later this year. This is very significant funding for the project which when complete will be a fantastic facility for the entire community. This funding will fast-track the facility's completion.
“I am also pleased to have supported our local GAA Clubs, Duleek/Bellewstown GFC, St. Mary’s Donore and St. Colmcille’s GFC who between them will receive €28,000. St. Mary’s Donore will receive funding towards the development of their Clubhouse in addition to the €60,000 that the Club received previously, which is an important project that I am very proud to be associated with.
“St. Colmcille’s GFC will receive funding for improvement works at Piltown and this money will help the Club develop as their numbers grow. As a parent with small children myself, it is vital that we do all we can to improve facilities and sporting infrastructure in the area for our youth.
“I am pleased that so many local groups and organisations will benefit this year from the scheme. They make a huge contribution to our communities. I will continue to work hard on behalf of all our local groups” McKee concluded.
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