Ballinakill Community Development Committee has secured two grants, totalling €25,482 from Laois Partnership Company & LCDC. Firstly, to conduct a feasibility study into developing a multi-functional sports and community facility at Heywood Demesne, Ballinakill (Swimming Pool site), and secondly to promote the Twin Trees Heywood Art and Culture Festival.
Thank you to the members of Ballinakill Community Development Committee who personally donated money to raise the 10% match funding required, and to Councillor John Joe Fennelly, who contributed €1,000 from his discretionary fund, and to Laois County Council who pledged €1,500. We are so grateful to Ballinakill Parish Council, for facilitating the feasibility study.
The Community Development Plan for the area was published last year and the hard work has begun.