A number of local charity and community groups have been allocated almost €60,000 in funding under the latest round of the Covid-19 Stability Fund.

Clare TD Joe Carey today confirmed three local organisations will receive a total of €57,446 in the second round of funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

These include:
*Clare Accessible Transport Limited (€40,880);
*Ciúnas Centre (€14,285);
*West Clare Mental Health Association (€2,281).

Welcoming the latest round of funding, Deputy Carey said: “The Covid-19 Stability Funding is designed to support community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic. The past few months have been very difficult for such organisations in Clare and they need support.

“Once-off cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 are being awarded to qualifying organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society to help with short term cash flow issues being suffered due to the Covid crisis.

“These organisations provide services in a diverse range of areas including addiction support, disability services, health and wellbeing, youth services and social services and supports for disadvantaged individuals and communities. 

“A total of €4.1 million is being allocated to 101 organisations nationally under the COVID-19 Stability Fund. This funding is in addition to an earlier tranche of the funding, which was announced on the 26th June 2020 and benefitted 179 organisations across the country. I was also pleased to hear my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys announce that there will be further tranches of this funding.”

The Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, added: “I am delighted to join with my colleagues, Ministers O’Gorman and O’Brien, to announce this support package aimed at organisations that provide hugely valuable services to our most vulnerable communities.

“The purpose of the stability fund is to provide immediate, short term cash flow to those organisations that are unable to carry out their usual fundraising or trading activity as a result of the restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic.

“I would like to express my deep gratitude and admiration for these organisations for the work that they do and I hope the funding provided today will assist them to continue to provide their valuable services to communities all over Ireland.”