Cathaoirleach Welcomes Major Funding for Rural Schemes

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed today’s announcement that almost 300 rural towns and villages are set to benefit from over €21m in funding announced today under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Fourteen Schemes in County Sligo will receive funding totalling €1.06 million.

The Cathaoirleach said

‘This news is a great boost to the many community groups and dedicated volunteers throughout our county, and the roll out of the various schemes will greatly enhance our towns and villages. In this year when Sligo celebrates its status as ‘European Capital of Volunteering’, it is heartening to see outstanding community endeavour acknowledged in this way.’

The Cathaoirleach also paid tribute to the staff of Sligo County Council for their work in coordinating the funding application to the Department of Rural and Community Development.