29 Mayo Organisations receive funding under the COVID-19 Stability Fund

Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon today welcomed funding for 29 Mayo Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises who are to receive funding allocated to the COVID-19 Stability Fund.

Deputy Dillon said,” I am delighted that 29 Mayo organisations will receive this valuable funding just before Christmas, the work and support they provide in our community is invaluable.

The 29 Organisation are

  • West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation €90,500
  • Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation €90,500
  • Foxford Sports & Leisure Centre €33,814
  • Mayo Abbey Parish Community Development €33,656
  • Killala Community Council (Newstart) €29,901
  • Leave No Trace Ireland €28,115
  • St. Colman’s Care Centre €26,550
  • Comharchumann Forbartha Chill tSeadna Teoranta €20,983
  • Advanced Recovery Mayo CLG €20,036
  • Dolmen Rainbows €19,171
  • Castlebar Social Services €18,825
  • Mayo Mental Health Association CLG €18,007
  • Moy Innovations €15,293
  • Knockmore/Rathduff Economic and Social Development €13,058
  • Clare Island Community Centre CLG €12,701
  • Community Radio Castlebar F.M. €12,529
  • Family Life Services t/a The Family Centre €12,239
  • Kilmovee Community Housing €12,046
  • Mayo Cancer Support Association T/A Rock Rose House €10,871
  • Muintir a’ Chorrain Teo €10,311
  • The Father Patrick Peyton C.S.C. Memorial €10,065
  • Claremorris Social & Family Centre €8,061
  • Westport Social Services €7,961
  • Crossmolina Community Council €5,202
  • Moy Valley Community Services €3,710
  • Claremorris Community Radio €2,656
  • Ballindine Community Centre Ltd. €2,112
  • Kilmurry Sport and Social Centre €1,258
  • Ballycastle Community Hall €1,081

An additional €10 million was provided for the COVID-19 Stability Fund, which was announced during Budget 2021, for distribution in 2020. This brought the total available under the Fund to €45 million.

“The Covid-19 Stability Fund was established in May 2020 to provide immediate, short term cash flow to qualifying organisations which provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society”.  Said Deputy Dillon

The funding was intended for organisations in danger of imminent closure due to a reduction in funds-raised or traded income because of COVID-19 restrictions.

To date, just under €31 million has been allocated to 590 organisations. This funding is now supporting the delivery of many critical front line services.

When the Stability Fund was initially established, it was envisaged that restrictions would be in place for a limited period and grant levels allocated were based on this assumption.

It was subsequently necessary to reintroduce restrictions and in this context many organisations have been unable to undertake normal fundraising activities recently.

As a result, the majority of organisations that were approved for funding under the Stability Fund will now receive a top-up grant. This is intended to support them as they continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on their ability to trade and fundraise normally.

Concluding Deputy Dillon said “I am delighted this funding has been granted to 29 Mayo Organisations, under the COVID-19 Stability Fund. The previous funding is supporting a diverse range of organisations providing critical services to communities all over the country and I hope that this additional funding will provide them with the resources they need to continue this work.”