The local community council in the village of Newcastle has appealed to the Minister for Rural and Community Development to re-examine their funding approval for works on the local hall.
They were granted €140,000 in 2019 to renovate and extend the building under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
However Covid-19 scuppered fundraising plans to come up with the €35,000 the local community was expected to contribute.
Marian O’Dwyer from the community council says they are hoping to avail of a change in the rules since their grant was approved.
“When we applied in 2019 we had to come up with 20% balance funding but if you applied in 2020 you only had to come up with 10% funding.”
“So we wrote to Minister Heather Humphreys seeking the extra 10% and we’re awaiting a reply from the Minister.”
In the meantime a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the project.