Almost €24 million paid out to community organisations in Donegal

first_img Google+ Almost €24 million paid out to community organisations in Donegal By admin – October 23, 2015 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Ninety four community organisations and childcare providers across County Donegal shared in more than €23.7 million in grants administered by Pobal on behalf of Government, the EU and other bodies according to a new report.Pobal’s annual report launched this week by Minister Anne Phelan TD outlines how total funding of nearly 340 million euro was allocated on projects across the country.The funding provided additional supports to enhance social inclusion and equality for those individuals, groups and communities most marginalised.In Donegal, the report shows that over €8 million was spent on the Rural Social Scheme which enables low income farmers and fishing families to engage in part-time work; more than €7.7 million was allocated to the county under the Tús programme; an initiative which provides long term unemployed with a 12 month work placement while Donegal workers were paid almost €3 million in wages under the Community Service Programme. Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Some of the other grants awarded to Donegal organisations included:€1 million for Community Childcare Subvention programme which reduces the cost of childcare for disadvantaged families€1.9 million for the Local Community Development Programme which aimed to tackle poverty and social inclusion.€45,000 in funding for Youth Cafés Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMary Boyle’s sister to meet with MPs in WestminsterNext articleDonegal has lowest disposable income in Western region admin Pinterest Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more