Kilrush Town Team launched their development plan on the 9th May 2019.
The aim of the event was to engage with individuals and businesses who wanted to consider the following:
A bright future for Kilrush
How to get involved and collaborate with others
Promote local societies, clubs and businesses
Gain access to information on funding opportunities
The main speakers at the event were David Fitzsimons, Group Chief Executive of Retail Excellence, and Colm O’Brien, founder and managing director of Carambola Kidz – Healthy School Lunches Delivered.
The launch event was sponsored by Kilrush Credit Union, Wild Atlantic Opticians, Clare Local Development Company & Kilrush Marina and was well attended.
What is Kilrush Town Team?
Kilrush Town Team is a partnership body, which was formed under Clare Local Development Company’s (CLDC) Market Towns project in February 2018.
The primary motivating factor behind the establishment of a Town Team is to support sustainable and coordinated approaches to the revitalisation of a town. A Town Team structure allows a town, and its various community organisations, to prepare and cost a selection of the most desirable projects which can be targeted when funding opportunities become available. It is often found the window for funding is short creating difficulties for communities to organise and submit suitable applications. With a Town team in place, who have helped to select and cost initiatives with other community groups, these types of applications can be completed in a timely and efficient manner. Essentially, this allows for ‘’shovel ready’’ projects which can be progressed immediately. The Town Team comprises a “Management Team” and “Thematic Groups.”