Funding of nearly €350,000 has been announced by the Government for childcare providers across the Shannonside region.
The grants will help to create new places for 0-3 year-olds and school age children together with essential fire safety improvements for community owned services. In all fourteen groups are to benefit from the investment with one of the biggest beneficiaries being Rooskey Community Company which will receive €70,000.
Other facilities to secure capital funding include Athlone Community Services Council Company and St Columbas Afterschool Company in Longford which have each been granted €20,000.
Sinead McGovern from Cloonagh, who has two children attending St. Columba’s NS, told Shannonside FM that the money will enable works to commence on renovating the old school building and ensure the afterschool facility can open in September.
The full list of allocations:
Kilnashee Childcare Limited, Longford – €50,000
Rooskey Community Company Limited, Roscommon – €50,000
Athlone Community Services Council Company, Westmeath – €50,000
Cloone/Aughavas Community Childcare Company, Leitrim – €15,000
Drumshanbo Community Childcare Facilities Company, Leitrim – €3,235
Ballinalee Little Learners Company, Longford – €15,000
Springlawn Childcare Community Group, Longford – €15,000
Croghan Fairy Bush Company, Roscommon – €4,904
Strokestown Community Playschool. Roscommon – €19,905
Rooskey Community Company, Roscommon – €20,000
St Columbas Afterschool, Longford – €20,000