Fingal County Council welcomes the award of €48,600 in new funding for the Cultural Centre
project in Lusk. The funding is provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme Project Development Measure. The funding is aimed at helping communities through the planning and identification of enhancements in public spaces together with an emphasis on supporting remote working options in rural communities. Fingal County Council looks forward to working with Lusk Community Council in the delivery of the project which will benefit the wider community in Lusk and surrounding areas. The funding is provided to conduct preliminary site investigation works and planning studies to facilitate the advancement of a Phase Two Development of the Lusk Cultural Centre project to planning and construction stages.
Welcoming the announcement of the new funding by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphries, TD, the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, said, “I welcome the announcement from the Minister. Funding from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme to help progress worthwhile projects is very helpful in the ongoing enhancement of the public realm in the county.”
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly commented, “Fingal is always looking to work with local communities to advance projects to tackle dereliction and make local towns and villages more vibrant. The Council congratulates Lusk on their successful application and looks forward to seeing the project progress."
Fingal County Council’s Director of Economic, Enterprise, Tourism & Cultural Development, Emer O’Gorman, said: “This is further positive news of funding secured for local areas in Fingal, and compliments other recent awards of funding to Lusk under the new Town Centre First Policy. The Council look forward to working with Lusk Community Council on this initiative.”
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is provided through the Department of Rural and Community Development to promote rural and community development and to support vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities throughout Ireland.