Monday, November 21, 2016

Teach na nDaoine project gets €45,000 grant

The Teach na nDaoine project has been granted €45,000 in National Lottery funding under the auspices of the Department of Health, writes Brian Byrne.

It’s part of a total of €90,000 funding for County Kildare projects announced today by Minister Simon Harris. The other schemes funded are Older Voices Kildare (€20,000), and the Athy Community Addiction Response ACAR (€9,500), while the Rett Syndrome Association is being allocated €6,000, and €10,000 is going to Celbridge Community Centre.

The funding has been welcomed by FG Deputy Martin Heydon, who noted that many of these projects are staffed by volunteers to provide much needed services in their local communities.

“As a Committee member of Teach na nDaoine in Kilcullen, I am particularly delighted at an allocation of €45,000 towards the Teach na nDaoine project,” he said. “When added to ongoing local fundraising it will help the committee to continue its work in developing the new centre in Kilcullen.”

The project recently was granted planning permission for an extension to the centre, currently being refurbished from the former Dispensary building. Much of the work to date has been provided as a contribution by local contractors.

Pictured above are members of the Committee for the project, in February, prior to the start of the refurbishment works.