Funding of €4 million to benefit 79 charity and community organisations across Ireland

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Galway Daily news Galway to benefit from €50k in grants for social enterprises

Seventy-nine organisations across the country are to benefit from over €4 million in funding under the fourth tranche of the Covid-19 Stability Fund, announced today by Minister Joe O’Brien.

The funding supports community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are have been affected financially by the pandemic.

Once-off cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 are being awarded to organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society.

This will help with short term cash flow issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

This includes organisations from both phase 1 and 2 (unincorporated charities) of the fund and follows three previous tranches which allocated funding of over €25m to 489 organisations.

Some of the successful applicants today include the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, which will receive  €200,000, and the Irish Kidney Association which will benefit from €200,000 in funding.

North West Simon will receive €109,186 and Amach! LGBT+ clg will be given €15,215.

Speaking this morning, Minister O’Brien said: “I am very happy to join with my colleagues at the Department of Health to announce a further tranche of funding under the COVID 19 Stability fund to Community and Voluntary organisations and Social Enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties at this time.

“My Government colleagues and myself acknowledge and appreciate the work that these organisations do in their communities and I hope that this funding will go some way to support the continuation of their valuable services.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank sincerely all community and voluntary organisations for the work they have done throughout this difficult period to support and provide valuable services to the most disadvantaged in our communities.  work remains a very important part of getting Ireland through this pandemic and Government recognises and is grateful for that contribution.”