Five first responder organisations in rural areas of Donegal have been awarded funds totalling €54,498.
Groups in Falcarragh, Gaoth Dobhair, Mountcharles, Frosses & Inver, Creeslough and the North West Immediate Care Programme will be benefitting from CLÁR funding this year.
The funding will go towards a range of supports including vital vehicles and trailers for rescue groups, training materials for local ambulance groups, and defibrillators and cabinets for local communities.
The highest amount of funding received locally was €35,000 approved for 25 Automated External Defibrillators and cabinets as part of the North West Immediate Care Programme.
The five allocations are detailed below:
Mr. Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced CLÁR funding of over €567,000 for 30 first responder organisations across Ireland.
He said: “I am delighted to be in a position to announce further funding under the CLÁR programme of over €567,000 for 30 first responder groups in rural areas around the country who provide an excellent service often under very difficult circumstances.
“These community-based volunteer organisations perform life-saving work. They need to have proper vehicles and equipment to make sure that they can perform their work and that’s exactly what the funding I am announcing today will provide. This support will mean that if someone gets into difficulty, these groups will be better equipped to help them.”