Funding for Edgeworthstown Community Text Alert

Edgeworthstown Community Text Alert is among groups to share €264,769 for 127 projects in Longford under the Community Activities Fund.

The Longford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) today announced funding of €264,769.

Edgeworthstown Community Text Alert received €1,000 for the equipment.

Community groups receiving funding under the program include:

• Abbeylara Handball Club

• Ballinamuck Community Enterprise Corporation

• the men’s shed in the Dromard district

• Edgeworthstown Community Text Alert

• Granard Youth Club

• Killoe-Newtownforbes Community Employment Project

• Access to Lough Ree for all Clgs

The list of recipients can be found in the Community Development section of the

This fund aims to improve facilities in disadvantaged communities by providing grants to community groups. Grants can be used to help cover operating costs, including utility or insurance bills, as well as facility upgrades.

Funding is provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is administered by LCDC Longford.

Longford LCDC Cllr Chairman Colm Murray said: “Longford LCDC supports locally led grassroots projects in communities across the county. This funding aims to give a helping hand to local groups and clubs that have continued to serve their community during Covid-19.

“The grants will make a big difference in enabling community groups to carry out work in their areas.

“I want to recognize and thank these community groups for the vital work they do to provide services in their local communities.”

For more information on the fund and for the full list of projects, visit