New Funding Available For Local Playgrounds – Senator Reilly


Fine Gael Senator James Reilly said Fingal children will benefit from funding to support new and existing play and recreation facilities for children and young people.

The Capital Grant Funding Scheme for Play and Recreation will see the roll out of new and innovative play and recreation projects and the improvement of existing facilities. Senator James Reilly spoke to the County Leader and said, ‘Every child needs access to modern, quality play areas which are inclusive, accessible and safe.’

He continued, ‘play areas must give a sense of adventure. At a time when outdoor activities are often overlooked for hi-tech games, we must ensure our play areas are exciting, innovative and engaging for young minds.’

He concluded, ‘the total amount of funding available in 2018 is €20,000 per local authority, with matched funding from the local authority. This funding will provide state of the art play areas for all children in Fingal, encouraging them to play in safe surroundings.’

He concluded, ‘the deadline for the application is Friday, 13th of April and I strongly encourage Fingal Co Council to apply.’