Gort Family Resource Centre has been awarded €3,062 in funding for upgrades to meet increased demand for its services in the COVID-19 crisis.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs announced funding of over €618,000 which is being allocated to Family Resource Centres around the country.
The money, which comes from the Dormant Accounts Fund, is being allocated to centres by Tusla.
This one off funding will help individual FRCs, as well as groups of FRCs working together, carry out maintenance works or to fund the purchase of essential office and other equipment
The money for Gort is described as “Once off funding to develop FRC infrastructure, safety and capacity with children and families in response to the COVID-19 emergency.”
Minister Gorm said Family Resource Centres play a “vital role in supporting vulnerable children and families”, and that this money will help them continue in that role during these times.
Gort Family Resource Centre was founded in 2003, and moved to its current location on Church Street, Gort the following year.
The Centre says its goal is to help the community by providing “confidential, non judgemental and helpful” to families and individuals, in particular helping young people, older people, and single parents.
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