McConalogue announces details of €61k in funding for Donegal TidyTowns Groups

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD today confirmed  the details of €61k in funding to support Donegal TidyTowns groups prepare for the 2023 SuperValu TidyTowns competition.

Commenting he said “The TidyTowns competition is an important part of the culture of Rural Ireland. This funding will help groups prepare for 2023, my thanks to all the groups.”

As part of the initiative, grants of between €1,000 and €4,000 will be provided to 42 Donegal TidyTowns groups right across the county.

Groups who entered the SuperValu TidyTowns competition in 2021 or 2022 will be eligible.

Minister Humphreys today published the details of how Tidy Towns committees can avail of the funding and encouraged all eligible groups to apply.

The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been in existence since 1958. It continues to grow and attract new entrants each year. 882 towns and villages entered the competition this year. At the national awards ceremony in October, Minister Humphreys declared Trim in County Meath as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2022.

All eligible groups will be contacted before Christmas to confirm their funding. Applications for funding must be returned to Pobal no later than February 28th 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. All projects and initiatives funded through this support must be completed by July 31st, 2023.