Community and voluntary groups in County Donegal will receive an additional €68,130 in Government funding to help them deal with Covid-19.
The funding, under the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, is in recognition of the important role played by community and voluntary organisations across the country as we head towards the Christmas period.
Joe McHugh, TD for Donegal said: “This funding will allow the many groups and organisations doing great work in our communities to continue to adapt to the requirements of dealing with the pandemic. For example it can be used to make changes to premises to provide for social distancing which as we know has placed significant financial demands on local groups. It can also be used to fund on-line activities, as well as the provision of critical social supports.
“The funding will enable groups to embrace the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign which focusses on the themes of staying connected, switching off and being creative, and minding your mood.
“In order to access the funding, groups and organisations should check with the Donegal Local Community Development Committee who will be administering the funding to groups in each area with the support of Donegal County Council”, McHugh concluded.
The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated a total of €1.7 million funding to Local Authority areas, and it brings the total funding provided under the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to €4.2 million nationally in 2020.
Groups should check with their LCDC or their Local Authority for further details.