More than €85k in funding is to be provided to seven community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Donegal which have suffered financially as a result of the pandemic.
The funding was jointly announced today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, and Minister of State with special responsibility for Charities and Community Development, Joe O’Brien TD.
These organisations – which span across a range of sectors – have been hit with short term cash flow issues as a result of the Pandemic.
The biggest recipient is Letterkenny’s Cara House which has moved to a new centre to continue its huge local community work.
Minister McConalogue welcomed today’s funding announcement.
He said “Our voluntary and community groups in Donegal are the backbone of our society and provide crucial assistance to our communities. This funding today is an acknowledgement of their hard work but also of the tough experience they’ve faced during the pandemic. I thank all these groups and their volunteers for their continued tremendous work.”