HOUSING Minister Jan O’Sullivan has given a welcome boost to social organisations across Limerick this week with the announcement of over €3 million in grants for projects in the city.
The overall grant aid, which ranges from €1,000 to €180,000 for individual projects, will go towards a range of sporting, health and educational programmes aimed at enhancing the social infrastructure and wellbeing of communities across the city.
Funds have been allocated to 115 projects in the city. Announcing the grants, Minister O’Sullivan said that the organisations are helping to build the real sense of renewal that is taking hold across Limerick.
“There is a great sense of community right across the areas of Limerick that will benefit from these grants. These communities are building towards a brighter future and this is ultimately what we want.
“Positive change does not happen overnight but these communities are getting there for sure and so much credit for this is down to the organisations that will deservedly receive this funding,” she said.
The €3 million investment will come from the regeneration budget for Limerick City.
Senior executive officer at Limerick City and County Council, Brian Geaney said the local authority recognized the great work on the ground of these organisations. The breadth of projects they are involved in is really impressive and benefitting all ages, from the very young to the elderly. These organisations are helping to effect great change across the city and we are really pleased to see their efforts being rewarded,” said Mr Geaney.