Over 30 Tidy Towns committees here in Wexford are to benefit from government grants, according to Minister Paul Kehoe.
The grants, which range from €1,000-€4,000, are part of a €1.4m national grant scheme.
The scheme is announced to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns Competition.
“This investment by the Government will directly support the local Tidy Towns groups in Wexford. These volunteer led community initiatives bring out the best in our towns and villages,” Minister Kehoe said.
“This competition really shows us the importance of participation. Our local Tidy Towns volunteers are a credit to our community. I encourage anyone who feels strongly about our community and our environment to get involved with Tidy Towns.
“I have no doubt that towns and villages across Wexford will benefit hugely from this investment. Wherever you have active Tidy Towns committees, it gives the place a real boost and creates the environment for tourism.”
“Tidy Towns groups have made our country as a whole a better place to live in and to visit. The work is carried out on a voluntary basis and we all benefit from it. This investment by the Government will further enhance our towns and villages and represents great value for money.”