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Local community and voluntary care groups get €2 million in funding

Feb 20, 2023 13:33 By Shannonside News
Local community and voluntary care groups get €2 million in funding
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The funding is aimed at helping the groups meet increases in costs and services over the past year

Almost 2 million euro in funding has been allocated to local community and voluntary care providers.

The once-off payments are being allocated by government as part of measures to ease cost-of-living pressures.

Over 25 health and social care providers in Roscommon are set to benefit from a total of 1 million euro, the highest allocation locally.

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The Brothers of Charity Services in the county have been awarded just over 835,00o while almost 38,000 euro has been earmarked for Roscommon Home Services Co-operative.

743,000 has been allocated to providers in Longford with the Muiriosa Foundation receiving close to 150,000 euro and St. Christopher's Services benefiting from the highest amount in the county at 413,000 euro.

Meanwhile services in Leitrim have received a total of just over 110,000 euro in funding.

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Leitrim Association of People With Disabilities has been awarded 33,000 euro with Leitrim Integrated Development Company benefiting from almost 21,000 euro.

1450 organisations across the country will benefit from the announcement.

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