Many Tralee Groups To Benefit From Community Enhancement Programme

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Rahoonane Community Centre is one of many community groups to benefit from the Community Enhancement Programme.

TRALEE area groups and organisations are among the 69 projects countywide to benefit from over €142,000 in funding for community projects in Kerry under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2019.

Funding under this programme in Kerry was targeted at age-friendly and healthy community initiatives and projects and initiatives in keeping with the objectives of the Local Economic and Community Plan, Kerry’s Age Friendly Strategy and the Healthy Kerry Plan.

Projects in the Tralee area that received money include Tralee Chamber Alliance, Na Gaeil GAA, Tidy Tralee Together and estate residents’ associations (see list below).

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The funding is being administered by the Community Department in Kerry County Council in cooperation with the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

The Tralee area groups to receive funding are;

• Ashgrove, Ballyvelly — Seating in the estate that will benefit all residents €500

• Community Alert Group Leith Lisanearla & Ballintobeenig — Improvements to existing community walkway €6,000

• Foodshare Kerry — Grant towards capital elements of educational project €2,000

• Kerry Peer Support Network — Soft furnishings €1,000

• Laharn and Districts Residents Association Tralee — Enhance access paths through the green spaces €3,000

• Muing Residents Association/Shanakill FRC Tralee  — Development of rockery at key areas to tackle anti-social behaviour, and children at play signs €1,000

• Na Gaeil Tralee — Community noticeboard to advertise upcoming events/promote activity €2,000

• Open Arms Kerry — Furnishings for wellness room €200

• Rahoonane Community Centre — Calendar/booklet of essential contact numbers for agencies within the town e.g. Gardai, South Doc, Litter Warden etc. €500

• Tralee Chamber Alliance — Age-friendly bench seating €4,000

• Tralee Community Care & Action — Purchase new dining furniture and curtains for the room to help make the dining experience in the Day Centre more comfortable €1,500

• Tralee International Resource Centre — Provide a cooking space for service users, many of whom are asylum seekers living in direct provision, for the benefit of their well being €2,000

• Tralee Tidy Together — Funding forage-friendly benches along the opening stretch of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway €4,900

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