Local organisations benefit from €225,000 victims of crime funding

Jan 6, 2023 12:01 By Shannonside News
Local organisations benefit from €225,000 victims of crime funding Local organisations benefit from €225,000 victims of crime funding
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65 groups will benefit from the allocation of 5.2 million euro in funding at local, regional and national level.

Over 225,000 euro in funding has been allocated to four local organisations which supports victims of crime.

The Department of Justice announced the funding today and Minister Simon Harris says the beneficiaries do wonderful work across a range of social areas.

Esker House Women's Refuge and Domestic Abuse Support Service in Athlone has been allocated the highest amount locally at almost 100,000 euro.


Longford Women's Link is set to receive just over 47,000 euro while Roscommon Safe Link has been granted almost 37,000 euro.

Westmeath Support Service will benefit from 42,000 euro.

Manager of Esker House Deirdre Berry has been explaining how the money will be spent.


''For us, we would use it for supporting people to look at if they're entitled to domestic violence court orders. It will go specifically in supporting people to apply for them orders, in the use of them orders, safety plans around domestic violence orders. This means that we will be working with more women to receive domestic violence orders and the funding this year specifically was around development of services for women on the Roscommon side of Athlone.''

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