Minister Curran announces almost €300,000 for community and voluntary organisations
Mr John Curran T.D., Minister of State (with special responsibility for Community Affairs and the National Drugs Strategy) at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is pleased to announce further funding of 295,000 for 9 community and voluntary organisations across the country. The organisations funded are involved in a range of activities, which address disadvantage in their communities.
The funding is awarded through the Programme of Grants for Locally-Based Community and Voluntary Organisations, which provided support through once-off grants for the provision of equipment and the refurbishment of premises.
Two new and improved Programmes have recently been launched, the first of which will continue to provide funding to local community and voluntary groups for the provision of equipment and the refurbishment of premises. The second Programme will provide funding to both local and national groups towards training costs. Applications for funding under both programmes are now being accepted.
Announcing this round of funding Minister Curran said:
I am delighted to announce this funding today which I have no doubt will bring exciting results as it is put to good use in communities across Ireland. Since this particular Programme was launched funding in the region of 9 million has been approved, which is a very significant investment by the Government directly into local communities and I believe all sectors of our society will benefit as a result from this investment. I wish also to express my gratitude to the community workers and volunteers throughout the country for their active involvement in bringing the benefits of this Programme to their communities.
A full list of beneficiaries is available on the Department website at www.pobail.ie.
Issued by the Press & Information Office of the Dept. of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
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