Kilkenny cancer charity to get €33,000 as part of Government’s stability package
A Kilkenny cancer support charity is set to receive €33,000 in assistance from the Government to aid its efforts in helping vulnerable citizens during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre in Walkinslough in Kilkenny is to receive €33,372 as part of the government’s Covid-19 Stability Fund
Cois Noir is part of the first tranche of organisations to receive funding from the €40 million pot, announced by former Minister Michael Ring.
Fine Gael’s John Paul Phelan confirmed the funding for the Kilkenny cancer charity as one of 179 organisations benefitting from the €10.5 million released during the first phase.
“The COVID-19 Stability Fund is intended to be a targeted once-off cash injection for organisations and groups delivering critical front-line services to the most at need in our society and in danger of imminent closure due to lost fund-raised or traded income as a direct result of restrictions to counter the spread of COVID-19.
“Community and Voluntary organisations, along with Charities and Social Enterprises here in Kilkenny have gone above and beyond in their response to the challenges presented by this pandemic and to assisting those most vulnerable in our communities.
“These organisations continued to carry out their essential work while restrictions stalled much activity in Kilkenny and I, along with my colleagues in Government, commend them for that. For that reason, I am delighted that Cois Nore has benefitted,” Deputy Phelan concluded.
Organisations disappointed to hear they had not received funding on tranche one should not despair as the government is set to announce further tranches in the coming weeks.