Roscommon/South Leitrim TD, Frank Feighan, has welcomed €20,000 for the refurbishment of playgrounds in Roscommon and Carrick-on-Shannon. The funding allocations were announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly, under the Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation.
“I am pleased that €10,000 has been allocated to Roscommon County Council for the refurbishment of Castlehill playground in Roscommon.
“Leitrim County Council is also to receive €10,000 for refurbishment works at Aura Playground in Carrick-on-Shannon.
“This funding is among total payments of €250,000 nationally to improve the quality of children’s play and recreation projects right across Ireland.
“Minister Reilly also noted that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs Play and Recreation Capital Grants Scheme 2015 was oversubscribed and competitive.
“Successful applications were those that best met the criteria developed for the scheme. Matched funding is being provided in each case by the relevant Local Authority.”