Some eleven organisations across Mayo are to benefit from €255,206 worth of funding under the third tranche of the Government’s Covid-19 Stability Fund,
The news has been welcomed by Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon.
“My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, has confirmed to me that €255,206 has been allocated to County under what is the third tranche of the Government’s Covid
-19 Stability Fund,” said Deputy Dillon.
This funding is being allocated across eleven community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among those to benefit will be Mayo Abbey Parish Community Development who will receive €74,377 and St Colman’s Care Centre in Achill who be granted €58,675.
Clare Island Community Centre will be provided with €28,069 and Community Radio in Castlebar will benefit to the rune of €27,689.
The Fr Patrick Peyton Memorial company will receive €22,243 while the remainder of the fund will go to Westport Social Services (€17,594); Ballina Community Centre (€13,250); Claremorris Community Radio (€5,869): Kilmurry Sport and Social Centre (€2,780): Ballycastle Community Hall (€2,390); and Ballyhaunis Community Council (€2,000).
“These are the organisations providing critical services to those most vulnerable in communities across Mayo and it is only right that we support them. Many of them have been experiencing short term cash flow issues due to the Covid-19 crisis and this funding will help with that.
“The funding has been prioritised for those organisations which are most in need and have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly during the pandemic,” added Deputy Dillon.