A NEW round of the COVID-19 Stability Fund will support charities and social enterprises in Donegal.
Joe McHugh, TD for Donegal, said: “Six community and voluntary groups as well as social enterprises in Donegal are set to receive over €140,000 in funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
“The COVID-19 Stability Funding is designed to support community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months have been very difficult for such organisations in Donegal and they need support.
“Once-off cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 are being awarded to qualifying organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society to help with short term cash flow issues being suffered due to the COVID crisis.
The successful applicants in Donegal are:
Clonleigh Social Services CLG – Services for Older Persons – €6,791
Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo – Social services and supports to disadvantaged individuals and communities – €51,048
The Exchange Inishowen CLG – Health and Well-being Services – €6,314
Mevagh Family Resource Centre – Family Support Services – €18,285
St.Johnston/Carrigans Resource Group CLG – Family Support Services – Donegal – €22,701
Cara House Family Resource Centre Company Limited By Guarantee – Services for Older Persons – €39,082
“These organisations provide services in a diverse range of areas including addiction support, disability services, health and wellbeing, youth services and social services and supports for disadvantaged individuals and communities.
“A total of €4.1 million is being allocated to 101 organisations nationally under the COVID-19 Stability Fund. This funding is in addition to an earlier tranche of the funding, which was announced on the 26th June 2020 and benefitted 179 organisations across the country.
“I was also pleased to hear my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys announce that there will be further tranches of this funding.”
Announcing the funding the Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Ms Heather Humphreys TD, said: “I am delighted to join with my colleagues, Ministers O’Gorman and O’Brien, to announce this support package aimed at organisations that provide hugely valuable services to our most vulnerable communities.
“The purpose of the stability fund is to provide immediate, short term cash flow to those organisations that are unable to carry out their usual fundraising or trading activity as a result of the restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic.
“I would like to express my deep gratitude and admiration for these organisations for the work that they do and I hope the funding provided today will assist them to continue to provide their valuable services to communities all over Ireland.”