Carrick-on-Shannon was recently announced as the winner of Leitrim's Tidiest Town.
17 Tidy Towns committees in Leitrim can apply for a grant to receive a share of €23,000 in funding.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced a €1.4 million national grant scheme to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns Competition.
This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee to apply for a grant of between €1,000 and €4,000 to support the work they do.
Both Deputy Tony McLoughlin and Senator Frank Feighan said, “This investment by the Government will directly support the local Tidy Towns groups. These volunteer led community initiatives bring out the best in our towns and villages.
“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.”
Minister Ring said, “This funding is recognition from the Government of the huge contribution made by citizens in their own communities.
“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.”
The committees to receive funding are Ballinamore and Carrick-on-Shannon (€2,000 each), and Carrigallen, Cloone, Dromahair, Dromod, Drumkeerin, Drumshanbo, Drumsna, Fenagh, Jamestown, Keshcarrigan, Kinlough, Leitrim Village, Manorhamilton, Mohill, Newtowngore and Tullaghan (€1,000 each).