INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY WORKER
DONEGAL MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Séamus is passionate about his community and believes that together more can be achieved for the area. He is dedicated to his position and is prepared to collaborate and work with others as a team to ensure a desirable outcome for all in the community.
"Measure each day by what you give-not by what you get" Dr. Enda Bryt
Donegal County Council is the statutory provider of Social Housing. Recent government policy has starved the council of the funds to build proper high quality, energy efficient sustainable housing for our citizens. A proper programme of house building alongside proper planning for private housing development and affordable at cost serviced sites will benefit our communities and help deliver sustainable growth in Donegal.
Donegal County Council offers a housing adaption grant & mobility aids grant for people with a disability.
Visit SEAI for more information on a wide range of grants that help homeowners, business owners, communities and large industry to reduce their energy costs and greenhouse emissions
Séamus is committed to working locally and nationally to improve the environmental well being of his community. He treats climate change as a serious issue and is determined to make as many positive environmental changes as possible. Séamus has partnered with zerowaste.ie to launch a national campaign to encourage candidates to go plastic poster free for the May 2019 Local Elections.
Donegal County Council maintains over 6000km of roads. Presently they receive only enough funding to renew about 3% of the network per year. This is totally inadequate to maintain a proper infrastructure which is why proper funding for our roads is one of Councillor Maguire's priorities.
Donegal County Council has produced a draft 2019 road maintenance programme. This plan details the council's budget including a list of the projects to be funded from the 2019 drainage grant, further information on the 3 year footpath repair and public lighting infill works programme and the proposed changes to the 2019 restoration improvement programme.
Myplan.ie is Ireland's web based national planning information service. It provides information about the Development Plan in your locality as well as other information relevant to planning decision making. View the Forward Planning interactive map and National Planning Application interactive map for further details.
Donegal County Council provides a wide range of funding for your group.
Development Fund Initiative: Community projects supporting local economic, social, cultural, heritage or related activity. Applications are open until 4pm Friday 8th March 2019 (English form, foirm Ghaeilge), guidelines are available here in English and here As Gaeilge.
Members Development Fund: Small, flexible fund to assist groups in the development of locally based community projects and group activities.
Community Enhancement Programme: Grants for Community Groups for capital projects.
Funding for Heritage Projects: Details of possible sources of funding for heritage initiatives.
LEADER/Rural Development Programme: Funding to support sustainable development of rural communities.
Regional Festivals & Participative Events in 2019: Funding to provide support to local and community event organisers and activities / projects that will drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Donegal.
CAPITEN funding for Maritime Festival and Events: Funding and marketing support for maritime festivals and events to be held in Donegal in 2019.
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A Different Donegal
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