Community Recognition Fund Provides Welcome Funding for Sligo Communities

Community Recognition Fund Provides Welcome Funding for Sligo Communities

Sligo County Council has today received over €1.4m under the Community Recognition Fund.

The fund is a Major initiative to support and reward communities that have welcomed Ukrainians and other nationalities.  Over 880 projects across the country are to receive funding as part of a €50 million investment for sports clubs, schools, community organisations and other local groups which was today announced by the Government.  Projects range from largescale multi-purpose sports facilities, upgrades to community centres, equipment for sports clubs, outdoor walks, playgrounds, community buses and equipment for festivals.

Welcoming the news Cathaoirleach Councillor Michael Clarke said

“This is a fantastic investment in so many of our local communities and will make a major difference to everyone.  This scheme is particularly important to acknowledge the support which has been provided by our communities for our new Ukrainian residents.”

Announcing the first tranche of the successful project, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:

“I am delighted to announce the approval of €50m for projects all over Ireland under this major investment.

“Communities the length and breadth of the country have really responded to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, opening their homes and facilities to people very much in need.

“I want to thank you for your generosity and kindness. You epitomise the very best of the wonderful community spirit we have across Ireland.

“This funding will help these communities who have responded to develop projects ranging from largescale multi-purpose sports facilities, transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters, walks, playgrounds and equipment for sports clubs.

Minister Humphreys added:

“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.

“We are funding upgrades to community facilities, swimming pools and sporting facilities, which will make a real difference in the communities that they will serve.

“I look forward to seeing the positive impact that this funding will have on the ground in communities all across Ireland.”


Successful Applications under the Community Recognition Fund - Sligo

Area/Group Project Amount Awarded
Rosses Point Village projects Community Playground  €125,000   
Rosses Point Village projects Refurbishment of The Den Community Building  €70,000   
Rosses Point Village projects Purchase of equipment for local festival groups  €10,000  
Rosses Point Village projects Enhancement works at outdoor swimming pool at Deadman’s Point, Rosses Point €20,000   
Rosses Point / Cregg Bus Shelters Provide 3 No. bus shelters along inbound route between Rosses Point & Sligo Town at co-ordinates as listed. €100,000
Rosses Point / Cregg Verge widening    €10,000  
Rosses Point / Cregg Installation of 11 No. public lighting columns Rosses Point Road and Cregg House building  €90,000  
Ballygawley Village Enhancement of community facilities at Ballygawley Community park inc. provision
of additional walking routes, dug-outs and equipment purchase.  
Ballygawley Village  Also purchase of equipment for Ballygawley Festival Committee  €15,000   
Collooney Village Enhancement of pedestrian route linking Collooney Village with Teeling Community
Centre inc. walkway improvements, public lighting improvements
Mullaghmore / Cliffoney  Provision of buildout and uncontrolled pedestrian crossing in Mullaghmore Village €15,000
Mullaghmore / Cliffoney   Enhancement works to Cliffoney CommunityPark. Improve access to the new community
park for all community members
Calry Road   Safety improvements inc. provision of public lighting for members of the community residing €35,000  
Sligo Regional Sports Complex at Cleveragh   Refurbishment of public sports facility inc. provision of swimming pool seating / viewing area, improvements to plant room, replacement gym equipment and replacement bleacher seating in main  hall €145,000  
Boyle Park, Forthill, Sligo  Public Park upgrade - Drainage improvements to 3 No. public playing pitches at O’Boyle Park, Forthill. €47,500 
Sean Fallon Park, Cranmore, Sligo  Refurbishment/replacement of existing flood lights to facilitate year round and night-time use of this public pitch €12,500  
Gibraltar, Finisklin, Sligo Refurbishment of public walkway and recreation area at Gibraltar, Sligo. €50,000  
Sligo Urban Area  Purchase of equipment for festivals and events – Purchase of a lighting installation which can be used by Festival Organisers e.g. St. Patrick’s Day / Christmas, Summer Music Festival etc. €20,000  
Doorly Park Playground, Sligo  Refurbishment of existing playground at Doorly Park, Sligo. €55,000
Strandhill   Purchase of equipment and equipment storage area for Sligo Surf Centre €75,000
Carraroe (Stenson Park) Community
Refurbish toilets in existing sports facility, install community information board and purchase outdoor gym equipment €25,000  
Ransboro Community Park,(Coolera / Strandhill)  Replacement of artificial surface on existing community sports pitch which was been
unplayable as existing surface has reached end of life.
Enniscrone   Rising energy costs resulted in the temporary closure of this community facility earlier this
year. Proposal to install PV panels together with heat exchanger in order to reduce energy costs to ensure the facility remains operational for the community
Ballinafad Community Park & Playground   1. Refurbishment works at community playground
2. Drainage works at community playing field
3. Purchase of equipment to support the Old School Community Café
Ballymote Community Park  Replacement of 3 – 4 No. pieces of play equipment in existing Ballymote Community Playground. €32,000  
Gurteen Community Park  Extension of community walking trail around existing sports fields €35,000  
Riverstown Village  Enhance public lighting along roadway linking village to Riverstown Community Park €25,537