top of page

Matthews welcomes new funding under the July Jobs Stimulus Package for St. Patrick’s Church, Wicklow

Date: 23 September 2020

Green Party TD for Wicklow and newly appointed Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Steven Matthews has welcomed his Green Party colleague, Minister Malcolm Noonan’s announcement this week that €15,000 has been allocated to St. Patrick’s Church in Wicklow Town.

Discussing the announcement, Deputy Matthews said,

“This is extremely welcome news for Wicklow Town, not only for parishioners of the church but also everyone in the area, to see investment on such an impressive building. I would particularly like to commend all those involved in the community who worked on this application and were successful in getting this funding. I would like to thank the local authorities for administering this additional funding and for their ongoing assistance in administering the built heritage schemes.

“This funding has been released under the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus Package and comprises of €1m for 52 built heritage projects across the country. This is just one of the many initiatives planned to help stimulate the Irish economy and will be welcome news for the skilled contractors involved.

“While applications for this funding stream are now closed, I would encourage community groups to keep an eye out for initiatives like this and if they need any assistance in their applications to get in touch and I will help in any way I can” concluded Deputy Matthews.



bottom of page