Funding of over €625,000 has been granted to 87 Donegal voluntary and community providers this year.
The once-off funding will come from the Government’s €81million ‘Inflation Fund’ to ease cost of living pressures.
Among the Donegal providers are the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation (pictured above), which received €10,000, Donegal Centre for Independent Living (€57,500) and Donegal Horizons (€28,900).
Other groups on the list include The No Barriers Foundation, Donegal Domestic Violence Services, Donegal Intercultural Platform, Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre, Donegal Women’s Centre, Donegal Youth Service, Donegal Local Sports Partnership and Donegal Local Development Company Limited.
The minimum payments announced are €1,000.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue announced the allocations today and said: “Voluntary organisations are incredibly important to providing care to our most vulnerable people. They’ve faced a difficult few years and the Government has committed to helping with this funding announcement. I thank all of these groups in Donegal and all of their workers and volunteers for all they do for our communities.”
All eligible organisations will shortly receive a letter from the HSE confirming the amount that they will receive and the terms of the fund, and payments will shortly commence.