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€22,917 COVID Stability Funding confirmed for Treo Nua in Portlaoise

Treo Nua in Knockmay, Portlaoise, has been granted €22,917 in COVID Stability funding.

The funding is being provided by the Government and administered through Pobal.

Covid Stability Funding supports are aimed at groups that provide critical services within the community which have seen their incomes suffer as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Laois TD Sean Fleming, Minister for State at the Department of Finance, welcomed the news.

He said: “Treo Nua manage and operate a community centre which acts as a focus and catalyst for the community of Portlaoise and surrounding areas.

“They do this with a view to promoting the educational, cultural and economic development of the residents of the community.

“They provide and maintain high quality, accessible and affordable premises in order to facilitate the delivery of a range of personal, social, health and educational services or programmes.

“Treo Nua is another example of a local community and voluntary group who reach out and assist those most vulnerable.

“Covid has placed extra financial pressures on community and voluntary organisations and charities and this funding will go in some part to help stabilise the organisation.

“I would like to thank all involved in Treo Nua for their work and commitment to provide critical services to those most vulnerable in communities.”

While Minister Pippa Hackett added: “Now, more than ever, Community and Voluntary groups need extra support and funding and I know that Treo Nua in Portlaoise will benefit greatly from this injection of funds.

“These organisations provide vital support to those most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities and it’s great to see the continued recognition and support for such services.”

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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.