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Galway charities and community groups awarded €750k in grants

Almost €750,000 in grants have been awarded to 33 Galway charities, community groups, and social enterprises under the COVID-19 Stability Fund.

“This is welcome additional funding boost for these groups who give so much to those in need and who have found fundraising very difficult during COVID-19,” said Galway East TD Seán Canney.

Minister of State Joe O’Brien this week announced that an additional €10 million was being distributed to charities around the country this year under the Fund.

The money was announced as part of Budget 2021, and brings the total capital for the Stability Fund to €45 million.

The Covid-19 Stability Fund was established in May to provide immediate, short term cash flow to qualifying organisations which provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society.

The funding was intended for organisations in danger of imminent closure due to a in reduction funds-raised or traded income because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The original grants levels were awarded based on the assumption that COVID-19 restrictions would be short lived, however the second lockdown made it hard for organisations to get back to fundraising.

“I am very happy to be able to provide some additional funding to organisations approved for funding under the COVID-19 Stability Fund,” Minister O’Brien said.

“The previous funding is supporting a diverse range of organisations providing critical services to communities all over the country and I hope that this additional funding will provide them with the resources they need to continue this work.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank organisations in the community and voluntary sector, charities and social enterprises for the support they are providing to the most vulnerable in our communities during this pandemic”.

  • Cancer Care West – €90,500
  • Galway Simon Community – €90,500
  • Croí – €90,500
  • COPE Galway – €90,500
  • Galway Hospice – €90,500
  • Galway Traveller Movement – €35,601
  • East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support – €24,190
  • Is Maith É an Caint – €21,038
  • Tearmann Eanna – €18,343
  • Hand in Hand – €17,523
  • Galway Rape Crisis Centre – €15,897
  • Claregalway & District Day Care Centre – €15,680
  • Act For Meningitis – €15,049
  • Tuam Cancer Care – €13,563
  • Comhairle Ceantair na n-Oileán – €13,378
  • Galway Autism Partnership – €11,852
  • Ballinasloe Social Services – €11,482
  • Connemara Community Radio – €9,992
  • Westside Resource Centre – €9,237
  • Area Renewal Company Clifden – €7,854
  • Ballygar and Districts (Ballygar, Newbridge, Toghergar) – €7,213
  • AMACH! LGBT+ – €6,884
  • Gort Cancer Support Group – €6,690
  • The Athenry Community Council Trust – €6,385
  • Our Lady’s Boy’s Club – €5,475
  • Helplink Support Services – €4,562
  • Galway Teleworking Co-Operative – €4,120
  • Inishbofin Community Services Programme Co – €3,468
  • Galway Head Injury Support – €2,779
  • Ionad Pobail Chill Chiarain – €2,067
  • Williamstown Development Company – €1,730
  • Cosain – €1,425
  • Amicitia Health & Social Care – €1,061
Briain Kelly
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