Three community organisations based in county Louth will benefit to the tune of up to €15,000, thanks to The Community Foundation for Ireland and Bank of Ireland who together are delivering the Begin Together community fund.
The Red Door Project, Outcomers Drogheda and Autism Support Louth Meath are the three locally based organisations who will benefit from the funding to help them deliver various projects in their respective communities.
The Begin Together fund will see €500,000 in funding issued to 116 projects nationwide – including 43 in total in Leinster.
“The aim of the Begin Together Fund, launched back in February which seems a lifetime ago now, is to support charities and community organisations that are making a real difference to the financial, physical and mental wellbeing of their communities,” Henry Dummer, Chief Marketing Officer of Bank of Ireland.
“As society begins to open up again it’s important to remember that charities and community groups have seen their income severely impacted by COVID-19 but the work they do is more important than ever. For that reason I’m delighted that the Begin Together Fund is providing this timely support to more than 100 projects right across the island of Ireland.”
In Louth, The Red Door Project will use the funding to launch a 10-week ‘Reduce the Use Programme’ for those who attend their drop-in centre and for people referred from other community organisations, meanwhile the funding will assist Outcomers in delivering a series of bi-monthly information evenings for the local LGBTQ+ community to support their mental and physical wellbeing.
You can learn more about each organisation and individual project by clicking the relevant box below.
The Red Door Project, Drogheda, Louth
The Red Door Project offers assistance and rehabilitation services to individuals and families in the community who experience drug and or alcohol addictions.
Outcomers, Drogheda, Louth
Outcomers Drogheda is an independent, support organisation providing a confidential drop-in space, information, integration and advocacy for LGBTQ+ adults in the Drogheda area.
Autism Support Louth and Meath
Autism Support Louth and Meath is a self-help, support group, formed by parents of children with autism in 2002, in order to provide an appropriate education for their children.