The Cairde Le Cheile group in Letterkenny is to get more than €70,000 annual funding to support its community centre.
The community centre is to receive Pobal Funding from the government to continue their support of people with disabilities, young people and senior citizens.
Making the announcement on Sunday afternoon, Minister Joe McHugh said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm this grant for the Cairde Le Cheile charity,” Minister McHugh said. “Cairde Le Cheile and their team, including Mick Quinlivan, have been real leaders in championing social inclusion in Donegal for more than two decades now.
“They provide invaluable support for people with disabilities, for our older people and for youth groups, as well as their invaluable work with Special Olympics, and helping to provide sport, employment and social outlets for people.
“Cairde Le Cheile has been approved for €70,066 funding under the Community Services Programme through Pobal to help fund a manager’s post and two other members of staff as part of the operations in the community building in the grounds of St Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny.”
Minister McHugh added: “I was delighted to be able to talk to Mick Quinlivan about the difference this funding will make.
“Cairde Le Cheile does great work through its services for local people, particularly those with a disability, and the Fern café is also a great facility.
“At its core is promoting and developing the community centre for people with disabilities and turning it into a hub and trying to encourage jobs and work for people with disabilities. Cairde Le Cheile deserves huge credit for the work they do on the ground and it is great to see them being backed in this way.
“Funding supports for organisations like this really demonstrate the Government helping communities and making a difference in everyday lives.”Tags: