Twenty one community projects in the Drogheda and Laytown/Bettystown area are to receive funding totalling €125,000 from the Drogheda Implementation Board.
The projects cover a wide variety of areas aligned to the recommendations of the Guerin Report and the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan.
Chairperson of Drogheda Implementation Board, Michael Keogh, said: “We are delighted to be announcing 21 grants to the local community in Drogheda and East Meath. In developing this small grant scheme, we wanted the local community to feel the impact of the resources being given by the Department of Justice to respond to issues identified in the Scoping Report into Community Safety and Wellbeing in Drogheda.
“Enabling community organisations, who know local needs, to identify and be supported in delivering these responses ensures that these funds will have the greatest impact. Many of these projects have potential to be scaled up and delivered in other settings and we congratulate all the successful applicants and look forward to hearing about their successful implementation”
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Drogheda Implementation Board have also indicated that they will be announcing a further initiative under the Employment, Business and Enterprise thematic area of the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan in the coming weeks.
A full list of the successful grant applications is available on www.droghedaimplementationboard.ie
Drogheda Implementation Board is supported by the Department of Justice and hosted by the Louth Meath Education and Training Board.