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Funding of €288,552.00 Approved for Community Playground and Sensory Garden at Dunlavin, Co Wicklow

Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced recently that he has given sanction for County Wicklow Community Partnership to approve funding of €288,552.00 to Dunlavin District Forum for the development of a Community Playground, an Outdoor Gymnasium, multi-use games area and a Sensory Garden at Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, under the Village Renewal and Development measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

Announcing the funding Minister Hogan said:

"This project will be of immense benefit to County Wicklow with its total project costs of €384,737.00. I know it will improve the quality of life and will strengthen the social and economic fabric for all the areas inhabitants."

The LEADER elements of the Programme offer many challenges and opportunities in terms of addressing the needs of improving the quality of life in rural areas and providing greater opportunities for farm diversification. It is focused on the development of micro-enterprises, rural services, rural recreation and rural tourism. It is hoped that, by focusing on these services, the Programme will lead to sustainable development, which in turn will ensure prosperity for the rural areas.

The Minister added "the project will now go back to the Board of County Wicklow Community Partnership for the final approval on the project. This is in line with the EU's "bottom-up" approach to rural development."

Source: Environ.ie - Funding of €288,552.00 Approved for Community Playground and Sensory Garden at Dunlavin, Co Wicklow