Grant aid will help fund minor works

Men’s Shed Association members who volunteered to help clear rhododendron in Killarney National Park in a joint partnership with Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

A TOTAL of €19,634 in funding has been approved for Men’s Sheds projects in Kerry under the Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Where the money is going

The funding, which has been welcomed by Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Niall Kelleher, covers capital projects which will enable individual sheds to purchase equipment or to carry out minor works to improve their premises.

A total of 14 projects have been approved and they include Men’s Sheds in Killarney (€1,300); Barraduff (€1,430); Sliabh Luachra (€2,000); Sneem (€21,300); Dingle (€1,500); Waterville (€1,004); Caherciveen (€1,700); Tralee (€1,200); Listowel (€1,200); Ballyduff (€1,300); Ballyheigue (€550); Ballybunion (€1,200) and Lixnaw (€2,000).

In addition, the programme has also provides grant aid of €950 for the KASI Women’s Group in Killarney.

The fund will be administered by the Community Department in Kerry County Council in cooperation with Kerry’s Local Community Development Committee.

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