01 Oct Over €160k for Stability funding for community and voluntary groups in Mayo -Dillon
Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has today welcomed funding of over €160k to three Mayo community services.
The fund is to assist community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, which have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Clár Regional Centre Company – Claremorris Townhall – Chapel Lane, Claremorris Co. Mayo €105,375 – Funding for : Provision of space for organisations to provide essential works
- Ballina Community Sports Centre – www.ballinasportscentre.ie – €30,000 – Funding for youth services
- Curam Clainne Company – The Family Centre Castlebar – €25,376 – Funding for additional Mental Health Services
The additional funding was confirmed today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD.
The funding, agreed as part of the Government’s Resilience and Recovery Plan, is targeted at organisations that have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly as a result of the Pandemic.
Deputy Dillon concluded on the announce “this is vital funding for essential services in our communities here in County Mayo. COVID-19 has brought the term ‘Community’ to the core and every step of the way over the past 18 months, our community and voluntary groups have gone above and beyond to show their true colours