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Dundalk Simon Community and Gary Kelly Centre among recipients of new funding

The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre
The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre in Drogheda. Photo Credit: Google Maps.

Seven local organisations in Louth are to benefit from new government funding as part of the government’s Covid-19 Stability Fund, with money totalling just over €277,000 going to community organisations and social enterprises in the county.

The Dundalk Simon Community are receiving €116,864 to continue their work supporting homeless persons in Louth, but also Dublin, Meath and Kildare, with shelter and services they require.

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Drogheda River Rescue, the Family Addiction Support Network, Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre, Cooley Community Services Programme, Stephenstown Pond Trust and Dundalk Media Centre, who run Dundalk FM, are the other organisations and companies to receive the funding which has been released under the third tranche of the scheme.

“This funding is being allocated across community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fine Gael Senator John McGahon said.

“These are the organisations providing critical services to those most vulnerable in communities across Louth and it is only right that we support them. Many of them have been experiencing short term cash flow issues due to the COVID-19 crisis and this funding will help with that.

“The funding has been prioritised for those organisations which are most in need and have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly during the pandemic,” he added.

FUNDING ALLOCATIONS IN FULL

Click below to see what each organisation received.

Minister Humphreys said: “I am delighted to join with my colleagues, Ministers Donnelly and O’Brien, to announce a further tranche of funding – totalling €11 million – under the COVID 19 Stability Fund.

“I am very aware of the valuable contribution of the Community and Voluntary sector in general. This is particularly the case as Ireland navigates its way through this pandemic.

“I hope that this funding will help to support these organisations to continue to provide their valuable services to the people most in need and support individuals and communities as we work our way through the impact of the pandemic.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers and community workers across the country who are providing their services in difficult circumstances ensuring that all our citizens are supported through this very difficult time and I look forward to the day when I can thank you in person,” she added.

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