Three Donegal projects secure Leader funding

THREE projects in Donegal will benefit from a funding allocation of almost €75,000 through the Leader programme.

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh made the announcement this morning revealing that Red Hugh’s CLG, Downstrands Family Resource Centre and Drumhome Heritage Society have secured about €25,000 each in the latest round of the scheme.

Minister McHugh said these funds will help the groups improve services and facilities.


I am delighted to see the three projects get about €25,000 to support their work. Red Hugh’s CLG deserves great credit in particular for seeing the need to do more to help people with disabilities get access to the club and get the most enjoyment out of what happens on the pitch as well as off it. A true sense of community spirit.”

Minister McHugh added: “Credit also goes to everyone at Downstrands Family Resource Centre for all the supports they are providing locally and I’m sure improving the centre will help improve the services and supports.

And in the south of the county I wish everyone at Drumhome the best of luck with their heritage studies and who knows that the surveys will uncover.”

Drumhome Heritage Society, Tullywee, Laghey will receive €24,503 to help fund geophysical surveys at two different locations in the Ballintra/Laghey area. Downstrands Family Resource Centre were awarded €24,599 to help with costs for an office extension and workstation at the Dolmen Eco Centre, Kilclooney Beg, Portnoo. While Red Hugh’s CLG, at Monellan, Killygordon was approved for €24,516 to install a lift to enable people with disabilities to access Páirc Aodh Rua for matches and classes/community events.

Minister McHugh said: “Leader does phenomenal work up and down the county. It is these funding supports that make a difference to people’s lives. Small changes, backing bright ideas and putting money into things that boost communities.

Congratulations to everyone involved and I look forward to seeing the work on the ground.”

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