17 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

€127,444 in funding has been secured for the local response to Covid-19 in counties Monaghan and Cavan.

The money comes from the Emergency Fund established to assist the Government’s Community Call initiative which is being led by local authorities.

Co Monaghan has received an allocation of €62,247. Co Cavan will get €65,197.

Local Fine Gael TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said the funding would prioritise organisations delivering frontline services, such as Meals on Wheels.

“Local community and voluntary groups are supporting significant numbers of vulnerable people, many of whom are self-isolating, to get through this crisis,” Minister Humphreys stated. “The funding will help these groups to cover the costs of their fantastic work.

“Collaboration and partnership between the community and voluntary sectors and the State are key to responding to the needs of our communities at this time. These groups are making a real difference and I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to them.”

Thanking the staff of Monaghan and Cavan Co Councils for their Community Call commitment, the Minister added: “No one does community spirit like Monaghan and Cavan, and the teamwork we are seeing locally is a testament to that.”

• Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD

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