It has been announced that €330,290 worth of funding will be provided to five Mayo-based First Responder community groups.
The funding was provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development under Measure 2 of the CLÁR Programme. It will be used to purchase vehicles designed to transport people who have mobility issues or people being treated for cancer.
The Mayo projects being supported are:
|Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua Club Ltd Search and Recovery Unit||Purchase of a vehicle||€25,600|
|Western Care Association||Purchase of a vehicle||€46,391|
|Western Care Association||Purchase of a minibus||€69,200|
|River Moy Search and Rescue Ballina||Purchase a van||€96,185.60|
|Enable Ireland Mayo Services||Purchase of a minibus||€46,935.81|
|Irish Community Air Ambulance||Purchase of a vehicle||€45,978|
Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary welcomed the news, saying: “This is great news for 5 very active community groups in Mayo who have been successful in seeking funding towards the purchase of vehicles designed to transport people who have mobility issues or people being treated for cancer.
“I want to congratulate each of the successful groups and wish them continued success in their endeavours serving their respective communities. I am delighted for them and glad to have been able to assist in the process.”
Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon said: “Disability services, Air Ambulances and Sub-Aqua Groups are also to receive funding, we owe an enormous amount to our first responder communities, these community-based volunteer organisations perform life-saving work. This support will mean that if someone gets into difficulty, these groups will be better prepared to help them.
“Overall, Minister (Heather) Humphreys is announcing €1.62 million under Measure 2 of the CLÁR Programme – supporting the purchase of a record 32 vehicles in rural communities and I want to thank Minister Humphreys for including these valuable community groups in Mayo in this funding.