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Community groups in Laois encouraged to apply for additional Government funding

A further €47,000 fund is being made available to community and voluntary groups in Laois to help them deal with Covid-19.

The funding, which is allocated under the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, was confirmed today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD.

“Community and voluntary groups across Laois are set to benefit from additional Government funding to help them deal with the impact of COVID-19,” said Laois-Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan following the announcement.

“This is in recognition of the important role played by community and voluntary organisations across the country as we head towards the Christmas period.

“This funding will allow the many groups and organisations doing great work in our communities to continue to adapt to the requirements of dealing with the pandemic.

“For example it can be used to make changes to premises to provide for social distancing which as we know has placed significant financial demands on local groups.

“It can also be used to fund on-line activities, as well as the provision of critical social supports.

“The funding will enable groups to embrace the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign which focusses on the themes of staying connected, switching off and being creative, and minding your mood.

“In order to access the funding, groups and organisations should check with the Laois Local Community Development Committee who will be administering the funding to groups in each area with the support of Laois County Council.”

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