Two local community organisations will receive financial support through the Covid-19 Stability Fund, it was confirmed today.

Announcing the funding locally, Clare TD Joe Carey said: “I am delighted that the fourth tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding worth €4.29 million will be provided to organisations nationwide.

“Two local community and voluntary groups will receive a total of €86,692 in funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

“The Covid-19 stability fund 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 extremely challenging for these 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. This will help with short term cash flow issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

“The applications that were successful in Clare include Lisdoonvarna Failte Company Limited by Guarantee Clare (€62,055) and the Clare Crusaders Children’s Clinic Clare (€24,637)

“This includes organisations from both phase 1 and 2 (unincorporated charities) of the fund and is on top of three previous tranches of funding announced in June, July and September 2020 which allocated funding of over €25 million to 489 organisations.

“These organisations provide services in a diverse range of areas including homeless services, cancer supports, counselling and family supports, addiction services and assistance for older and vulnerable persons.

“I wish to thank Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD for announcing this latest round of funding, which I hope will help these organisations in continuing to provide these essential services which are much needed.”

Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, added: “I am pleased that the fourth tranche of funding under the COVID-19 Stability Fund is going ahead.

“This funding will help community and voluntary organisations and charities to continue to contribute in these difficult times. With my colleagues in the Department of Health, I welcome the continuation of this important work.”