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Four Laois community organisations to benefit from almost €50,000 from Covid-19 Stability Fund

Four Laois community organisations will receive funding through the COVID-19 Stability Fund.

The fund focuses on organisations providing support and services to not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of sectors who have suffered financially as a result of the pandemic.

Portarlington Community Centre are to receives €20,646 for the provision of space to provide essential services.

The Cuisle Cancer Support is to get €20,000 to allow them provide health and illness support.

While €7,000 is going to Stradbally Social Services and a further €2,000 to the Community Hall in Vicarstown for youth services.

Welcoming the news, TD Sean Fleming said: “These support groups provide critical services within our community and this funding will assist in some part with the financial challenges they have faced as a result of Covid.

“I am very happy to see the Government support these groups.

“I would like to thank each and everyone involved with these organisations for their work and the services they provide in our communities.”

Almost €4.5 million euro in funding is to be provided to 180 community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, which have suffered financially as a result of the Pandemic.

Senator Pippa Hackett said: “Volunteers in Laois are performing a superb role in supporting community and social services.

“Funding for these is essential and I’m delighted to see four Laois organisations included in today announcement of allocations.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.