Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Men's Sheds

Photo of Joe CareyJoe Carey (Clare, Fine Gael)
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34. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to allocate funding in 2019 to an initiative (details supplied); the funding provided to such projects in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43812/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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My Department is providing a range of supports in 2019 which Men’s Sheds can avail of.

Earlier this year, I announced a special ring-fenced fund under the Community Enhancement Programme(CEP) for Men's and Women's Sheds.  This provided €0.5 million for Sheds to carry out minor capital works or to purchase equipment. The amount allocated to County Clare under this ring-fenced fund was €11,780 which supported 10 sheds.

In addition, depending on the project being completed, the Sheds were eligible to apply for other grant programmes funded by my Department, including the main Community Enhancement Programme under which €139,257 was allocated to County Clare.  

List of Sheds in County Clare funded under ring-fenced fund, under CEP 2019

Group Area DRCD Funding
Parteen St  - Nicholas Men's Shed Parteen € 1,200
Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Men's Shed Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry € 1,299
Doonbeg Men's Shed Doonbeg € 1,007
Clarecastle Men's Shed Clarecastle € 1,299
Ennistymon Men's Shed Ennistymon € 1,178
Mountshannon Men's Shed Mountshannon € 1,178
Ennis West Men's Shed Ennis € 1,284
Shannon Men's Shed Shannon € 1,200
Cora Caitlin Men's Shed Newmarket on Fergus € 838
Ennis Men's Shed Ennis € 1,299


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