Waterford Fine Gael Senator John Cummins has welcomed the announcement of €1,421,869 for thirteen projects across Waterford under the Community Recognition Fund which was established by Minister Heather Humphreys to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities, in recognition of the contribution being made by communities across the country in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.
Senator Cummins said “I want to compliment Minister Humphrey’s for firstly establishing such a fund and more importantly for the swift turnaround in applications. This €50 million fund was only opened in January, with a closing date of mid-March and now we see the funding being allocated today in Mid-May. By any measure that is a very quick turnaround for a €50 million fund and I am delighted that communities across Waterford city and county will benefit to the tune of nearly €1.5 million”.
He added “This Fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community, and I look forward to seeing the swift delivery of these projects on the ground across Waterford”.
List of successful Waterford projects;
Announcing the allocations this morning, Minister Humphreys said “As a nation we always respond to people in need and I am proud to say that we have stepped up to the plate again.
“And as a Government we recognise that this has put additional pressure on the facilities in some areas so this Fund is to provide additional infrastructure that will benefit all members of our communities, young and old.
“I look forward to seeing the positive impact that this funding will have on the ground in communities all across Ireland.”