Towns and villages in Laois are set to benefit from €33,000 in Government funding to mark 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan.
This scheme will allow each local committee to apply for a grant of between €1,000 and €4,000 to support the work they do.
“I am delighted to see even more funding going to towns and villages here in Laois. I have no doubt that the money will be a huge boost to our local communities and will be put to great use.
“Being a volunteer with Tidy Towns allows individuals to practice their passion for the good of their community, whether that passion concerns the built environment, landscaping, sustainable living, and local wildlife or organising a litter collection; there is a place for it in Tidy Towns,” said Miniser Flanagan.
All applicants, who have applied to enter the competition, in any of the past three years will be eligible. Pobal will administer the scheme on behalf of the Department and will contact all eligible groups directly over the coming weeks to facilitate the draw down of the funding.
Under the scheme villages are eligible to receive €1,000; small towns are eligible to receive €2,000, large towns are eligible to receive €3,000; and large urban centres are eligible to receive €4,000.