€280,000 in Community Activities Funding for Wicklow

Cllr. Pat Kennedy announces over €280,000 in Community Activities Funding for Wicklow

Community groups across the county received news this morning that they had been awarded funding under the new Community Activities Fund. This funding is being used to support community groups impacted by COVID-19 and will support facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls, and youth centres.

Chair of the Local Community Development Committee, Cllr. Pat Kennedy, said “I am delighted to announce that over 100 community groups across County Wicklow are to share in €282,686 of funding received by Wicklow County Council from Government under a special Community Activities Funding scheme. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit a lot of community groups quite hard and this funding will help to alleviate that. Well done to all the applicants.”

Full list of successful applicants below organised by Municipal District:

Arklow, Wicklow SPCA: €1,000.00 – Purchase of office printer

Arklow, Vale of Avoca Men’s Shed: €1005.00 – Exercise bikes, screw gun set & metal working equipment

Arklow, Arklow Boxing Club: €2,000.00 – Bills & insurance

Arklow, Arklow Maritime Heritage CLG: €5,000.00 – Cost of general overheads

Arklow, Aughrim Hall Committee: €3,936.00 – Insurance premium & replace tables & chairs & heating oil

Arklow, Barranisky Church Committee: €4,500.00 – Defibrillator & granite seat & clear area of graveyard & removal of tree & level ground

Arklow, Rathdrum Tidy Towns: €944.00 – Insurance & strimmer

Arklow, Kirikee & Greenane Community Centre: €2,600.00 – Insurance, ESB & heating oil for the hall

Arklow, Arklow Coastcare: €1,000.00 – Insurance & replacement litter pickers

Arklow, National Disabled Angling Facility (Aughrim Tidy Towns): €4,000.00 – Fishing rods & life jacket/fishing hooks/lines/reels/floats/flies

Arklow, Arklow Sea Scouts: €3,000.00 – Fit an external entrance & stairs under planning ref. 13610019

Arklow, Rathdrum Development Association: €11,000.00 – Expenses of insurance, bills, repairs, maintenance

Arklow, Aughrim Park Pavilion Bowling Club: €4,000.00 – Restore bowling grounds & surrounds & replace equipment

Arklow, Aughrim Community Sports & Leisure Association Ltd: €2,000.00 – CCTV system to enhance security & address issues with vandalism & unsociable behaviour

Arklow, Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA Club: €5,000.00 – New lawnmower

Arklow, St. Brigid’s Cemetery: €900.00 – Replacement lawnmower

Arklow, Michael Dwyer Pipe Band: €1,920.00 – ESB, insurance & water rates for one year

Arklow, Annacurra Community Hall: €2,000.00 – ESB, insurance & gas

Arklow, Church of the Immaculate Conception: €1,500.00 – Painting of interior of church & vestry & purchase of new speaker for outdoor events

Arklow, Shillelagh People’s Property Co Ltd: €4,200.00 – Cost of plants, flowers & painting of exterior of courthouse & garden

Arklow, Shillelagh Community First Responders: €1,500.00 – Purchase of second defibrillator & batters & new set of pads

Arklow, Tinahely Handball & Racquetball Club: €2,450.00 – ESB costs & painting & general maintenance & CCTV

Arklow, Arklow Tidy Towns: €2,000.00 – Replacement van

Arklow, Ballinaclash Community Association: €2,500.00 – Insurance & electricity bills

Arklow, Derrybawn Residents Association: €1,500.00 – Replace rotten fence panels with composite fence panels

Arklow, Arklow Town Team: €1,000.00 – Purchase materials to make rainwater planters- treated timber, screws, stain, liner

Arklow, Aughrim Tidy Towns CLG: €5,360.00 – Insurance, electricity, computer upgrade & tools

Arklow, Ballinacor Community Project: €2,908.00 – Running fees & ESB

Arklow, Aughrim Community Group: €3,000.00 – Insurance, store container, materials

Arklow, Arklow Mens Sheds: €600.00 – Machinery & insurance

Arklow, Askanagap Community Dev. Ass.: €1,500.00 – Electric heat

Arklow, Bearna Chle Community Committee: €2,000.00 – Repairs

Arklow, Arklow Mens Sheds: €1,000.00 – Insurance Painter sawblades

Arklow, Rathdrum Christmas Lights: €1,000.00 – Running fees & ESB

Arklow, Rathdrum Cancer Support Group: €10,100.00 – Rent, insurance, transport

Wicklow, Neptune Bridge Club: €2,200.00 – Dealing machine, cards, boards, boxes, tables, laptop & printer

Wicklow, Shuttle Knit CLG: €5,000.00 – Replace broken chairs & linking machine & running costs (utilities & insurance)

Wicklow, Rathnew Community Centre CLG: €1,000.00 – Insurance, lighting, heating, phone, water, mortgage, VAT costs & repairs

Wicklow, Laragh GFC: €2,500.00 – Upgrade of goalmouths on GAA pitch

Wicklow, 4th Port of Wicklow Sea Scouts: €1,300.00 – Rent for Wicklow Methodist Church Hall

Wicklow, An Tochar LGFA: €4,000.00 – Repair of goalmouths

Wicklow, Rathnew Mens Shed: €1,000.00 – Insurance, electricity, heating costs

Wicklow, Rathnew AFC: €500.00 – Update equipment- new footballs, bibs, cones, ladders, poles

Wicklow, Ashford Development Association Ltd: €10,000.00 – Remote controlled retractable roof in courtyard pavilion 17,800 & running costs

Wicklow, Wicklow Rovers AFC: €1,000.00 – Insurance or upgrade of pitch

Wicklow, Brittas Bay NS & Community Garden: €1,500.00 – Wall Mural

Wicklow, Hollywood Community Development Association CLG: €3,200.00 – Computer heating system

Wicklow, Wicklow Mens Sheds: €1,000.00 – Social Media

Baltinglass, Kiltegan Hall Committee: €1,000.00 – Off-set cost of expenses

Baltinglass, The Fancy Mile / The Fancy Pure Mile: €1,000.00 – Install benches & cost of electricity for Xmas tree & planting flowers & petrol

Baltinglass, Stratford Grangecon Local Development CLG: €2,500.00 – Renovating derelict building for community use.

Baltinglass, Lacken Community Development Association: €3,000.00 – Essential maintenance on building & bills

Baltinglass, Tinahely Ladies Club: €1,000.00 – Equipment for training girls’ team

Baltinglass, Tinahely Active Retirement Association: €1,000.00 – Renting of rooms & heating costs. Membership fees & Insurance

Baltinglass, Hollywood Community Development Association CLG: €3,500.00 – Replace lights with LED sports lights

Baltinglass, Tearmann Community Garden: €2,598.00 – Refuse collection & CCTV & Signage & Laptop & Printer & Outdoor Table & running costs

Baltinglass, Blessington & District Forum: €4,500.00 – Rent for monthly meetings & annual insurance cost & upgrade to energy efficient

Baltinglass, Tinahely Agricultural Show: €7,500.00 – Prep of show grounds, ESB, phone, maintenance fees, audit, & insurance

Baltinglass, Blessington Tidy Towns: €882.59 – Annual insurance & gardening / maintenance equipment

Baltinglass, Blessington Allotments campaign: €1,000.00 – Purchase of essential equipment including a polytunnel & improved fencing

Baltinglass, Valleymount Theatre Company: €1,000.00 – Renovate dressing room area for storage lighting, mirrors & costume wardrobe storage

Baltinglass, Valleymount & Ballyknockan Forum: €3,000.00 – PC, printer & IT equipment to help with accounts, admin & running of community centre

Baltinglass, Hollywood Tidy Towns: €3,800.00 – Repair leaking roof & dryline & plaster walls in meeting room & shelving for storage

Baltinglass, Lacken Tidy Villages: €434.46 – Insurance & petrol & strimmer head replacement

Baltinglass, Dunlavin United Football Club: €1,000.00 – New footballs, cones, nets, etc. & repair of floodlights on pitch

Baltinglass, Coolboy Christmas Lights: €2,930.00 – Electricity & insurance

Baltinglass, Community Pool for West Wicklow: €609.00 – Purchase printer & Zoom membership

Baltinglass, Hollywood Community Forum: €1,000.00 – Room rental & printing costs & membership of Upl&s Council & Pilgrim Paths

Baltinglass, West Wicklow Environmental Network: €1,000.00 – Insurance & honorarium for speakers at events

Baltinglass, Kiltegan GAA: €2,500.00 – Purchase & install sustainable seating areas around Community Fitness

Baltinglass, Carnew Community Care CLG: €1,000.00 – Purchase of defibrillator & outside storage unit

Baltinglass, Shillelagh United Youth Soccer Club: €5,000.00 – Lighting & fencing & shed & car park & goalpost, flag poles, flags & dugouts

Baltinglass, Woodleigh Estate Residents Committee: €1,000.00 – Hire equipment for estate cleanup & purchase weed killer, bedding etc.

Baltinglass, Carnew AFC: €2,500.00 – Install ceilings inside clubhouse & restore running water & power & install

Baltinglass, Baltinglass and District Forum: €140.00 – Purchase digital conferencing software (Zoom Pro)

Baltinglass, Baltinglass and District Forum: €750.00 – Cost of annual renewal

Baltinglass, Michael Dwyers Juvenile GAA Club: €1,000.00 – Footballs, sliotars & training equipment

Baltinglass, Rathdangan Community Council: €1,000.00 – Ongoing running costs & upkeep of hall, insurance, electricity & heating

Baltinglass, Carrig Glen Residents Association: €3,500.00 – Upkeep of estate & walls to be washed & painted & mural painting & landscaping

Baltinglass, Coolkenno Ladies Gaelic Football Club: €2,000.00 – Purchase of table & chairs for club house & replace broken fridge & purchase box

Baltinglass, Ardglass Residents Group: €1,500.00 – Purchase of ride on lawnmower

Baltinglass, Baltinglass Town AFC: €680.00 – New goalpost nets & training balls

Baltinglass, Baltinglass Town AFC: €2,500.00 – A second set of goalposts for playing & training

Baltinglass, Baltinglass Town AFC: €500.00 – Lease on pitch

Baltinglass, Baltinglass Foroige Group: €1,000.00 – TV for meeting hall & bean bags

Baltinglass, Blessington Boxing Club: €3,000.00 – Install heating system & concrete floor

Baltinglass, Blessington After School Sewing Club: €1,000.00 – Sewing machines, cutting mats & fabric cutters

Baltinglass, Wicklow District School Boys/Girls League (WDSL): €2,500.00 – Upgrade of three laptops & sports equipment, meeting room/storage

Baltinglass, In Sync West Wicklow Youth Club: €1,000.00 – Upgrade facilities

Baltinglass, Dunlavin Gaa Club Walking Track: €2,000.00 – Lighting & fencing & shed & car park & goalpost, flagpoles, flags & dugouts

Baltinglass, Knockananna Community Hall: €2,000.00 – Insurance & heating

Baltinglass, Baltinglass Bulldogs Basketball Club: €1,760.00 – IT, sports & safety equipment

Baltinglass, Carnew Emmets GAA Club: €1,500.00 – Drainage works

Baltinglass, Carnew Emmets GAA Club: €4,000.00 – Running costs & ESB

Baltinglass, Lacken-Kilbride GAA Club: €1,000.00 – Sports equipment & training equipment

Baltinglass, Donard Glen GAA: €2,300.00 – Landscaping & resurfacing

Baltinglass, Crossbridge Community Sports Hall: €1,000.00 – ESB, heating, painting

Baltinglass, Tinahely GAA: €2,000.00 – Upgrading facilities & running costs

Baltinglass, Baltinglass Tidy Towns: €1,122.00 – Safety equipment

Baltinglass, Western Gaels: €1,000.00 – Sports equipment

Baltinglass, Ballyconnell Hall Committee: €4,000.00 – Renovation maintenance

Bray, Bray Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann: €533.00 – Cost of insurance & purchase of microphone

Bray, Bray Community Addiction Team CLG: €6,000.00 – Replace & upgrade two shower units

Bray, The Medieval Bray Project: €746.00 – Purchase of tools & equipment for graveyard clearance at Old Conna. Purchase of hardcore

Bray, Glencree Society: €1,000.00 – Cover costs of insurance & maintenance

Bray, 12th Wicklow Scouts (Bray): €3,277.00 – Handheld radios & camping/cooking equipment & power bank & maps

Bray, Happy Hooves Therapeutic Riding: €2,115.00 – Insurance & specialised games equipment & tack for schools outreach programme

Bray, Enniskerry Community First Responders: €1,828.00 – Purchase of defibrillator & cabinet & purchase of defibrillator pads

Bray, Enniskerry Tidy Towns: €1,370.00 – Purchase of hedge trimmers & blower & battery packs to maintain village common

Bray, Open Door: €1,345.00 – Purchase of 5 air purifiers

Bray, Bray Tidy Towns: €1,000.00 – Insurance, equipment & paints

Bray, Bray Travellers Community Development Group: €1,000.00 – Light/heat, insurance, water charges, hygiene services & audit/website costs

Greystones, Delgany Tidy Towns: €2,000.00 – Purchase of shed & tools to help with maintenance & upkeep of the Burial Ground

Greystones, Newcastle Community First Responders: €1,000.00 – Purchase two training defibrillators & phone & sim for responder scheme

Greystones, Newcastle Community Centre CGL: €3,000.00 – Secure storage facility for sports equipment

Greystones, Newcastle Community Centre CGL: €1,000.00 – Purchase tennis court nets & goal posts

Greystones, St Patrick’s Community, Greystones: €2,000.00 – Paving for wheelchair, buggies etc.

Greystones, Wicklow Triple A Alliance: €4,690.00 – Sunflower Lanyard initiative

Greystones, Sporting Greystones Football Club: €4,000.00 – Upgrade grass surface & high ball netting

Greystones, Nazarene Community Church Greystones: €1,500.00 – Upgrade toilet facilities (incl. disabled access toilet) & baby changing unit

Countywide, East Coast Rivers Trust: €1,000.00 – Insurance, website, events

Countywide, Irish Sudden Infant Death Association: €5,153.00 – Media

Countywide, East Wicklow Rivers Trust: €1,000.00 – Other

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