18 December 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Ahead of Christmas, Minister or Social Protection Heather Humphreys TD has confirmed that her Department will provide almost €250,000 in grants to organisations in Co. Monaghan under the Covid- 19 Stability Fund. The money is part of a €10 million fund announced for groups throughout the Republic.

The groups in Monaghan to benefit are: Íontas : €64,638 Knockatallon Development: €69,949 Down Syndrome Centre North East: €21,334 Clones Development Society: €19,894 Corduff Raferagh Community Association: €16446 Crocus Cancer Support Centre: €11,713 Truagh Development Association: €10,822 Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross: €9,837 Castleblayney Care Housing Assocation: €6,432 Bawn Area Community Groups: €4,015 Aghabog Development Association: €3,960 Cu Chulainn Blood Bikes: €3,862 St Michael’s Regional Community Development: €2,581 Tullycorbet Community Development Association: €2,068 Doohamlet Community and Resource Centre: €1,582.

The Covid-19 Stability Fund was established in May 2020 to provide immediate, short term cash flow to qualifying organisations which provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society. The funding was intended for organisations in danger of imminent closure due to a reduction funds-raised or traded income because of COVID-19 restrictions. So far, just under €31 million has been allocated to 590 organisations. This funding is now supporting the delivery of many critical front line services. When the Stability Fund was initially established, it was envisaged that restrictions would be in place for a limited period and grant levels allocated were based on this assumption. It was subsequently necessary to reintroduce restrictions and in this context many organisations have been unable…

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