Michael Lowry confirms the third tranche of COVID-19 stability funding for Tipperary

Deputy Michael Lowry

Some 7 organisations across the county are to benefit from €268,932 worth of funding under the Covid-19 Stability Fund. The funding was announced today by Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD.

• €268,932 support package to benefit 7 organisations
• Funding aimed at providing immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises
• Cash injections for organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society

Deputy Lowry said; The funding is from the Dormant Accounts Fund which is designed to support community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once-off cash injections of between €6,983 and €141,520 is being awarded to qualifying organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society. Some 7 organisations across the county are in today’s announcement which will help with short term cash flow issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis. They include:

• Day Care Centre For the Elderly Clonmel €9,269
• Cappawhite Community Council Limited €141,520
• Kplan Community Centre CLG €24,499
• Irish Children’s Arthritis Network (iCAN) €22,573
• Place4U Limited Tipperary €11,738
• Roscrea Abbey Community Centre Ltd €6,983
• South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association €52,350

Concluding Deputy Lowry said; These organisations provide services in a diverse range of areas including disability services, health and wellbeing services, community supports, active retirement and elder care services as well as a range of social services and supports for disadvantaged individuals and communities. This funding is most welcome and I am pleased that my representations on their behalf was of assistance