Major funding boost for local community groups

Community organisations in Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim have been allocated almost €100,000 to ensure increases in the minimum wages to staff.

A total of 13 organisations in Roscommon, including the Arigna Mining Experience and Tulsk Action Group, have been allocated over €65,000.

Eight projects in Leitrim have been allocated €22,000, including Mohill Family Support and Drumshanbo Community Childcare.


Three organisations in Longford are receiving just over €13,000 – the EDI centre and Longford Women’s Link are among the recipients.

The CSP Support Fund will enable community organisations, participating in the Community Services Programme, to pay their staff the newly increased minimum wage, which rose to €9.80 per hour effective from this month.

LEITRIM €22,000.00

Bee Park Resource Centre Company Leitrim €3,300.00
Drumkeerin Handball Sports & Leisure Company Leitrim €2,200.00
Drumshanbo Community Childcare Facilities Company Leitrim €2,200.00
Mohill Family Support Centre Company Leitrim €2,750.00
North Leitrim Glens Development Company Leitrim €3,850.00
Rossinver Community Development Company Leitrim €2,200.00
Rossinver Youth Project Leitrim €2,200.00
The Organic Centre Company Leitrim €3,300.00

LONGFORD €13,200.00

Longford Women’s Link Company Longford €4,400.00
Templemichael Parish Resources Company Longford €2,200.00
The Employment Development and Information Centre (Longford) Company Longford €6,600.00

ROSCOMMON €64,350.00

Arigna Mining Experience Company Roscommon €8,800.00
Ballinagare Health & Leisure Centre Company Roscommon €4,400.00
Cait Roscomain Company Roscommon €3,300.00
Croghan Organic Excel Company Roscommon €5,500.00
Crossna Community Co-operative Society Limited Roscommon €4,400.00
Elphin Community Centre Company Roscommon €2,200.00
Kilbride Community Centre Company Roscommon €4,400.00
Roscommon Integrated Development Company Limited Roscommon €4,400.00
Sesame Building Services Company Roscommon €12,650.00
The Melting Pot Community Society Limited Roscommon €3,300.00
Triest Press Co. Ltd Roscommon €2,200.00
Tulsk Action Group Company Roscommon €4,400.00
Una Bhan Tourism Co-Op Society Roscommon €4,400.00