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€1.4 million for Waterford under the Community Recognition Fund

Waterford City and County Council has been allocated €1,421,869 as part of a major initiative.

The Community Recognition Fund is designed to specifically support communities that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other countries.

In welcoming the announcement, Waterford Minister, Mary Butler TD stated: “This funding ultimately aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community."

The allocations will support communities in Waterford in developing projects ranging from sports clubs, playgrounds and walkways to community groups in areas such as arts, drama and music.

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Among the projects that will be supported under the fund include, the refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities, the upgrade of community facilities such as play areas and walkways, parks, and community gardens.

The purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs, festivals, music and arts organisations and the enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to the wider community after hours or on weekends are also included, as will transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters.

Communities are being encouraged to engage directly with Waterford City and County Council in the coming weeks about the funding.

The €1.4 million which has been allocated to the local authority is based on the number of new arrivals located here.

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Projects will be delivered by the council in conjunction with community organisations throughout the county.

The funding will be drawn down over 2023 and 2024.

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