Over €150,000 in funding has been allocated to assist Galway’s community groups’ response efforts to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Galway East TD Seán Canney said that €2.5 million is being delivered to groups participating in the government’s Community Call for the coronavirus crisis.
The money from the Covid-19 Emergency Fund will be distributed to local authorities for them to deliver directly to community groups.
“Local community and voluntary groups have risen to the challenge of helping significant numbers of vulnerable people but they are facing funding issues as a result of the crisis,” Sean Canney said.
The Independent TD added that he was delighted that his department has responded to their needs in the time that it has.
Galway County Council will receive €85,789 from the fund and Galway City Council will receive €65,694.
Groups which are delivering frontline services such as meal deliveries for vulnerable people will be prioritised for support.
Canney said that the councils will be contacting groups taking part in the Community Call with more details about the fund in the near future.