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Half a million euro announced for local disability programmes

Dec 23, 2021 17:12 By Shannonside News
Half a million euro announced for local disability programmes Half a million euro announced for local disability programmes
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The funds will help the participation of people with disabilities in local activities.

Close to €500,000 has been allocated for local programme's focus on community participation and integration for people with disabilities.

The funds are part of a national total of 2.5 million euro going to 31 different projects from the Disability Participation and Awareness Fund.

The grants were announced this week by Minister of State Anne Rabbitte and are being allocated through the Department of Children, Equality and Disability.

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The 2.3 million euro will support the participation of people with disabilities in local activities and to help remove barriers to community involvement.

Roscommon County Council received the largest grant aid amount with €80,000 going towards the Council's Disability Awareness Campaign for 2022.

€75,000 has been granted to Longford County Council for Disability Awareness Training Programme for Staff & Elected Members, Longford Sports partnership and St. Christopher's Services.

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The same amount is to benefit The Social Farming train the trainers programme in Cavan, while a changing facility for children and adults with disabilities in Athlone is also to receive €75,000.

Leitrim County Council's No Gaps accessible library service is to net €55,000, while the Leitrim Integrated Development Company has been allocated €20,000.

The smallest grant locally is to go to Monaghan's Disability Participation and Awareness Campaign at €73,000.

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