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Almost €82,000 funding granted to local libraries for support programmes

Oct 7, 2020 11:10 By Shannonside News
Almost €82,000 funding granted to local libraries for support programmes Almost €82,000 funding granted to local libraries for support programmes
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Almost €82,000 in funding has been allocated to local libraries for programmes supporting older people, marginalised and disadvantaged groups. The funding was announced by

Almost €82,000 in funding has been allocated to local libraries for programmes supporting older people, marginalised and disadvantaged groups.

The funding was announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development this morning.

Part of this funding will go towards the purchase of literacy and numeracy digital skills licences or apps to assist people with low literacy levels, learning difficulties, visual or hearing impairments.

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It will also be used for programmes that are run through libraries across the country, to support people in disadvantaged groups or the elderly.

Locally, Roscommon is receiving the most funding at €28,317.67, with Leitrim receiving €21,666.67.

Longford has been allocated €20,563, with €17,827.03 for Monaghan and just €12,685.38 for Cavan.

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