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GMIT Mayo is holding an open evening in the civic centre, Belmullet, for two construction courses and related funding opportunities on Tuesday, February 25, at 7 pm.
The Erris area and Kilcommon in particular has seen an allocation of €875,000 this year in local projects under the Community Gain Investment Fund which was part of the planning permission for the Corrib Gas project. Declan Turnbull from the Community and Enterprise section of Mayo County Council which manages the fund, gave the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee an update on the progress made this year with the fund. Along with the €875,000 allocated so far this year, he also informed the meeting there were three other programme groups that still had to be allocated funding this year, and he hoped that these groups would see funding allocated by the end of September.
A number of councillors have called for the €8.5 million Community Gain Investment Fund that has been put up by the developers of the Corrib Gas project as part of their planning permission to have a wider geographic reach. Cllr Rose Conway Walsh, speaking at the April meeting of the Belmullet electoral area committee, said: “I do want to see it extended to areas like Ballycastle, it’s very unfair that it’s not included.” The idea of seeing it extended was supported by other councillors including Cllr Michael Holmes and Cllr Michael McNamara. At present the fund is confined to the Cill Chomain area. While asking for the geographic remit of the fund to be expanded, Cllr Conway Walsh hit out at the small nature of the fund compared to the overall profits that the project developers will make, saying: “Overall we need to look at this fund being from our own natural resources, not the developers” and “it’s a lot less than the people deserve”.
A new programme of initiatives, including an entrepreneurs’ competition, a safe driving programme for second-level students and an ‘exchange of experience’ programme for community organisations, is to be rolled out under the Corrib Natural Gas Erris Development Fund.
The granting of planning permission for the remaining part of the Corrib Gas project has been made subject to a condition by Mayo County Council that an €8.5 million Community Gain Investment fund be provided.
Mayo County Council are still formulating the final plans for the Community Gain Investment Fund of €8.5 million that was a condition of the last granting of planning permission for part of the Corrib gas pipeline.