Durrow Development Forum are delighted to announce their successful grant application of €1,456,983.00 million in the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund for the Community Enterprise Hub in Durrow. The need for the centre was raised as part of the consultation process for the 2019-2023 community plan, which identified community space, arts space and remote working/co-working space as a priority to serve the town and the wider hinterland.  The Centre will be primarily a hub for co-working and remote workers and a hub to promote arts, heritage and cultural activities. It will also support existing and new organisations by providing accessible meeting and events space and will also accommodate training and educational programmes targeted at young people.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Chief Executive John Mulholland, Ken Morley SEE, Tom O’Leary and the full team in Laois County Council with their assistance in this grant application and also to our local councillors and politicians for their support in the background and for following up on the application over the past months with Minister Heather Humphreys.
The grant application requires match funding and Durrow Development Forum have been working on funding over the past few years with the Durrow Scarecrow Festival and will continue to do so over the coming years to facilitate this build for the community. Durrow Development Forum would also like to express our thanks to our hard-working committee and our volunteers and also all the Businesses, Residents, Clubs and Organisations and also to Laois Partnership Company for their continued support of all our projects over the years.