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A New Playground in Kováčová Village - Not Only for the Children


To move towards its vision of creating an attractive and safe environment for all its inhabitants, the village of Kováčová secured funding to renovate the village hall, create a childrens play area and provide free internet access for all.



The vision of Kováčová village is to improve the quality of living by estabilishing the conditions necessary for adequate housing, good public services, a healthy environment, better education and employment opportunities, effective social and health care and first class cultural and sports facilities. The village council recognised that the quality of infrastructure is an important factor for development and sought funding from the EAFRD.


The aim of the project was contribute to the improvement of: basic public services, inhabitants safety and the overall attractiveness of the village area. The specific planned outputs of the project were: village hall reconstruction, construction of a rest and play zone for children and the provision and operation of free internet access for all village inhabitants.

Main activities

The main project activities were: 1) Reconstruction of the village hall (which was in an extremely poor condition); 2) Building of a water distribution connection, a sewer connection, a shunt, a lightning conductor an earth bond and a gas connection - as a source of heating - with 2 gas boilers; 3) Building of a childrens playground zone in a sheltered site, hard surfaces and associated landscaping.

Results & Benefits

The project has achieved its planned aim to contribute to the improvement of public services and the attractiveness of the village. Specifically: 1) The repair of the village hall house allows its better use, and has improved safety for its users; 2) The reconstruction of the exterior of the village hall has increased the attractiveness of village; 3) The new rest and play zone for children has become a safe playground for children and also 'kids of all ages'.

Lessons learnt

The physical grouping of more village services under one roof saves energy and therefore reduces costs and the carbon footprint of the village. The playgound zone has proven to bring together not only children but also adult inhabitants and the facility supports outside physical activities throughout the year.

Project location and other information

Kováčová village, Zvolen county, Banská Bystrica region, Middle Slovakia


Banskobystricky kraj

RDP Territory


Total project cost (€)

456 609

EAFRD contribution (€)

333 000

National contribution (€)

111 000

Private contribution (€)

12 609

Contact name

Slavomír Brachna


+421 45 5445379

Languages for contact


At a glance



Final beneficiary type

Public/local authorities

Budget range

€100 000 - €500 000

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End Date:


Theme / Measure:

• Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
• Improving quality of life in rural areas
• 321. Basic services for the economy and rural population


Quality of life, Capacity building, Rural society, Child care

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