€1,351,000 funding for key Waterford projects

€1,351,000 funding for key Waterford projects

Green Party TD announces €1,351,000 funding for key Waterford projects under the €50m Community Recognition Scheme which aims to support and recognise the communities hosting Ukrainians and and applicants for International Protection. The scheme will see funding for community facilities and infrastructure such as playgrounds, pocket parks and outdoor exercise equipment throughout the country with some key projects for Waterford City and County.

Speaking after the announcement, Deputy Ó Cathasaigh said:

“This funding is an important and welcome boost for Waterford communities who have opened their arms to Ukrainians and others in need of International Protection over the last 18 months. It’s in recognition of the community spirit Waterford people are known for and will be spent on projects which can be used and enjoyed by everyone.”

“Under the scheme, Tramore will get a new skateboard park, outdoor gym and an upgrade to the All Aboard Inclusion Playpark in Tramore with a €295,000 grant. €395,000 has been allocated to a pocket park in Thomas Street in the City; Dungarvan will receive €195,000 for a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and €145,000 has been allocated to the Lismore GAA Community Centre for an upgrade of their facilities. Dunmore East, Tallow and Modeligo will also benefit with funding allocated to these towns and villages in recognition of their support and solidarity with people fleeing war and seeking refuge.”

Cllr. Cristiona Kiely, Green Party Councillor for Tramore, City West added: 

“The Tramore community stepped up to the plate when Ukrainians arrived here and did everything they could to welcome and support our newest residents at their time of need. I’m especially pleased to see this support and solidarity recognised through the allocation of funding for a new skatepark, outdoor gym and the upgrading of the Inclusion Playpark as these facilities will be enjoyed by everyone living in Tramore and also tourists.”

The full list of Waterford projects funded is as follows:

•             Tramore: €295,000 for the installation of an outdoor gym, skateboard park and upgrade to the All Aboard Inclusion Playpark.

•             8 Thomas Street, Waterford City: €395,000 to develop a green space ‘pocket park’.

•             WAP, 28 Mary Street, Waterford City: €17,000 for the purchase of equipment and upgrade of the building.

•             St Patrick’s Gateway Centre: €45,000 for resurfacing of garden paths, installation of benches and the creation of a sensory garden.

•             Regional Sports Centre (RSC): €45,000 for the relining of the Athletics track and upgrade of emergency lighting and CCTB

•             Central Library: €45,000 to create a new meeting space and purchase equipment

•             Dungarvan: €45,000 for the installation of an outdoor gym

•             WCCC and Autism Support, Abbeyside, Dungarvan : €45,000 for the installation of sensory equipment in the council playground.

•             Dungarvan: €195,000 for the installation of a Multi Use Games Area in Dungarvan Sports Centre

•             Lismore GAA Community Centre: €145,000 for the upgrade of facilities in the community centre, dressing rooms and club house.

•             Dunmore East: €45,000 for the installation of an outdoor gym.

•             Tallow GAA: €17,000 for the development of a community walkway around the pitches

•             Modeligo Community Development: €17,000 for the upgrading of sports field facilities.