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Over €195,000 allocated for Kerry services under COVID-19 Stability Funding

Aug 5, 2020 09:08 By radiokerrynews
Over €195,000 allocated for Kerry services under COVID-19 Stability Funding Over €195,000 allocated for Kerry services under COVID-19 Stability Funding
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€195,433 has been allocated for Kerry services under the COVID-19 Stability Funding.

This funding is designed to support community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises experiencing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19.

Seven such groups in Kerry are to receive funding.

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This funding is the second tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding; the first allocations were announced in June and benefited 179 organisations.

Once-off cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 are being awarded to qualifying organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society.

It was announced by Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys and Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman.

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Killorglin Family Resource Centre has been allocated €85,619, the largest amount for Kerry, while Ballyduff Family and Community Support Forum is to receive €38,019.

Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uibh Rathaigh will receive €25,437 and there’s a further €25,066 for the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.

€11,148 has been allocated for Southwest Counselling Centre, while the Kerry Women's Refuge and Support Services will get €5,680 and Cahersiveen Outreach Mental Health Services will receive €4,464.

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In total, €4.1 million in funding has been announced for 101 organisations nationally.

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