€63,900 Funding for Kerry under Local Diaspora Engagement Fund

diasporaThis week grants totalling €63,900 were awarded to 19 Kerry recipients under the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund (LDEF) 2016. The funding is part of an overall national pot of €350,000 awarded to 105 local and community organisations for projects and initiatives. The fund is designed to promote diaspora engagement at a county, local and community level – in line with the objectives of Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy published by Government in March last year. The funding in 2016 will support the development of strong diaspora links within the community through a diverse range of projects including genealogy projects, networking and media initiatives as well as literary and cultural events involving the diaspora. KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin welcoming the grants this week said Kerry has performed particularly well in this round of funding which will strengthen links between the people of Kerry and our diaspora. See below list of Kerry organisations being funded under the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund in 2016: Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine: €5,000 Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith-Triúigh Teo: €1,000 Dome Visitor Attraction Events and Venue: €6,500 Freebird Club: €5,000 Hannon Festival Committee: €1,500 Keel Community Council: €1,775 Kerry Emigrant Support Service: €5,000 Kerry Film Festival: €2,000 Kerry Rose Festival Ltd: €5,000 Kerry Women Writer’s Network: €3,000 Killorglin Chamber Alliance: €1,800 Listowel Military Tattoo Ltd: €1,500 Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional farm: €3,000 North Kerry Environmental Forum: €7,000 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle: €4,500 Seanchaí – Kerry Literacy & Cultural Centre: €3,825 Stack Clan Gathering: €1,500 Trustees of Muckross: €3,000 Valentia Island Heritage Centre: €2,000

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