Funding boost for Tidy Towns groups across Limerick

David Hurley

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Funding boost for Tidy Towns groups across Limerick

Minister Michael Ring with members of the Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns committee which is to received €4,000

MORE than €80,000 in government funding has been allocated to dozens of Tidy Towns groups across Limerick.

The monies are being made available to groups across the city and county by the Department of Rural and Community Development on a one-off basis to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition.

“The SuperValu Tidy Towns competition has made our country a better place to live in and to visit. The work is carried out on a voluntary basis and we all benefit from it. This investment by the Government will further enhance our towns and villages and represents great value for money,” said Minister Michael Ring at the announcement of the funding.

A total of 64 Tidy Towns groups across Limerick are set to receive a total of €84,000 under the scheme.

All of the groups will receive either €1,000 or €2,000 depending on their size with Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns receiving the maximum grant of €4,000.

“I am delighted to see even more funding going to towns and villages here in Limerick. I have no doubt that the money will be a huge boost to our local communities and will be put to great use. This funding is an acknowledgment from our Government of the amazing work that has been done by tidy town’s organisations up and down the county for the last 60 years. These organisations have played in integral role in our local communities for decades now,” said Deputy Tom Neville.