Five Kilkenny community groups share €110,000 Covid fund
Five Kilkenny community and voluntary groups whose services have suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic will receive a combined €110,000 in funding.
It is part of a €4.5 million Covid-19 Stability fund for community and voluntary groups announced by the government this week.
A total of 180 organisations nationawide will benefit from cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 and are aimed at groups that provide critical services within the community.
Some €113, 802 has been allocated to Kilkenny across services for cancer support, ethinic minorities, community enterprise, adult education and mental health groups.
The local funding was announced by Kilkenny’s Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan. Deputy Phelan said: “These invaluable organisations continue to provide critical services supporting and assisting vulnerable people and communities, despite the many challenges brought about by the pandemic.
“However many have seen a significant fall in their incomes due to Covid and are experiencing cash flow difficulties. This financial support will assist them to continue to operate, providing an important lifeline to help stabilise their position and help those who give so selflessly of their time to continue with their good work.” Deputy Phelan added.
The five Kilkenny organisations to benefit are:
|Kilkenny Cancer Support Centre Company Limited||Health and Illness Support
|The Thomas Hayes Trust Kilkenny||Mental Health Services||€37,985|
|Castlecomer Enterprise Group Company Limited||Adult and continuing education & education supports to disadvantaged communities||€20,000|
|Twilight Community Group||Services for Ethnic Minority,Traveller and Roma Communities||€13,000|
|Johnstown Crosspatrick and Galmoy Community First Responders||Health and Illness Support||€2,000|