Waterford Fine Gael Senator Senator John Cummins has welcomed the announcement which is part of a €4.5 million in COVID Stability funding for community and voluntary groups
Supports aimed at groups that provide critical services within the community
More than €46 million now provided in COVID Stability funding since onset of Pandemic
Waterford Fine Gael Senator John Cummins has warmly welcomed the announcement that eight Community and voluntary organisations will share an allocation of €145,242 under the Governments Covid 19 Stability Fund. The positive announcement was jointly announced today (Friday) 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.
Almost €4.5 million euro in funding is to be provided to 180 community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises across Ireland which have suffered financially as a result of the Pandemic.
The €4.5 million investment means that €46.5 million has now been provided in COVID-19 stability funding to hundreds of organisations since the onset of the Pandemic.
The successful Waterford Organisations;
Welcoming today’s funding announcement, Senator Cummins said; “Through the COVID-19 Stability Fund, Government has provided financial supports to hundreds of charities and other organisations across the State who have continued to provide critical services to vulnerable people and communities. I know from engaging with organisations across Waterford that this funding that my colleagues are announcing today will greatly assist these worthy organisations who continue to play a critical role, supporting so many people.
He added “COVID-19 has brought challenges to these organisations, particularly with their cash flow and the practicalities of keeping their doors open. This funding is a vital lifeline to stabilise the position of many of these organisations and help those who give so selflessly of their time to continue with their good work.
“Community & Voluntary organisations have been a crucial element of Ireland’s emergency response to the pandemic. In communities throughout Ireland organisations have maximised their local connections and knowledge to ensure that the most vulnerable and those most in need of support throughout the pandemic have been looked after.