Covid stability funding for two Mayo groups

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The MAYO cancer support association will receive € 26,131 in Covid stability funding.

Some 23 organizations across the country will benefit from an immediate infusion of funds in the latest installment of funding announced by Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien.

Also in Mayo, the Ballycastle Community Hall received € 2,000.

To date, 267 organizations have benefited from an investment of € 7,190,501 in 2021, with over € 700,000 announced for 23 community and voluntary organizations in this latest cycle to help them cope with the impact of Covid- 19 as they continue to provide essential services to the most vulnerable in society.

Minister Humphreys said, “As we continue to address the many challenges brought on by this pandemic, community groups and charities across the state have never stopped working. They have adapted as necessary so that they can continue to provide essential services to vulnerable people and communities.

“This funding will help these organizations cope in 2022.

“We must not forget that community and voluntary organizations, and especially their volunteers, are working harder than ever during the Christmas and New Years season. I would like to sincerely thank the volunteers for all the work they do.

Minister O’Brien added: “Community and voluntary organizations are the lifeblood of every community in Ireland. Normal people come together and do amazing things. It has never been more evident than in the way they persevered in serving the vulnerable throughout the uncertainty and hardship brought by Covid-19.

“I know how important this funding is to these organizations, and I know it will go some way to helping them meet the needs of their communities during these difficult times. “

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