UPDATE: Páirc Uile Aimseartha – All-Weather Pitch

Update: The application for funding for the All-Weather Pitch which has been applied for by an comharchumann has as yet, not been approved by the Department. The development of the pitch is one of the Development Projects detailed in the Arranmore Development Plan.

The addition of the pitch will be of tremendous benefit to the entire community and students and staff of Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada.

Funding of Project
As with most funding applications, a substantial percentage of funding for community projects must be collected from the community. In this instance, 20% of the overall cost which amounts to €70,000 must be provided by the community. Contractors who previously tendered for the contract have recently been requested to re-submit their tenders as costs have fallen considerably since the initial tenders were made. Should the revised tenders be less than the original prices, the community contribution will in turn be reduced.

Location of Pitch
The committee of an comharchumann agreed to provide the grounds at the Baile Saoire for the project. It was decided to support the Gairmscoil’s proposal, by means of applying for funding, and by organising and participating in fund raising activities.

An Comharchumann has opened a  PO account  in the name of ‘Páirc Uile-Aimseartha’ and all funds raised by an comharchumann to date have been deposited into the account.
The account number is 2668880483 for anyone wishing to make a donation.
To date, an comharchumann fundraising activities has raised €4141.51

Further Fundraising
A sponsored walk will take place on Wednesday 15 September to raise funds for the pitch. Anyone wishing to support the walk can do so by providing sponsorship or by taking part in the walk.

Thank You
Thank you to all who have supported comharchumann fundraising activities to date.
An offer to organise a fundraiser in Scotland has also been gratefully received this week.