19 January 2012

Fitzgerald awards grant to Griffeen Community Development Group

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced the allocation of funding for summer projects to be run by the Griffeen Community Development Group in Lucan. The programme, which will take place this summer for children in the Griffeen area, is set to receive funding of €3,000 from the Minister’s Department.

“I have always been supportive of local projects in our area and am delighted to allocate funding to help the Griffeen Community Development Group run this years summer programme,” said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

“The Griffeen Community Group are a relatively new group set up by committed volunteers in the Griffeen area. They aim to provide fun, affordable educational activities for children and to develop community spirit in the area. I have worked closely with the organisation in the past, which has also set up a women’s group and a mother and toddler group, and am pleased to have been able to assist them with their preparations for this year’s summer camp,” explained the Minister.

“Last year the Griffeen Community Group ran their first summer project for local children between the ages of 4 and 14. The week long event offered sporting opportunities, performance classes as well as nature activities. I am delighted to have been able to make funding available to this years project and look forward to continuing to work with and support community groups in our area,” concluded Fitzgerald.