Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Meath groups to benefit from Lotto funding

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Wednesday) said that community and voluntary groups in Meath are in line to benefit from fresh funding allocated to the HSE by the National Lottery. Organisations involved in health and personal social services can apply for once off funding under the scheme.

“The HSE has announced that the latest round of Lotto funding has been approved, and I’m encouraging local community groups and organisations in Meath to make their case by applying for funds from the HSE Dublin North East.

“The grants can make a huge difference to local groups providing hugely worthwhile supports and services to communities across Meath. These groups are helping young families, the elderly and the disabled in their everyday lives.

“As well as supporting the groups involved with once off funding, the money can also be used to improve the building, equipment and furnishing of health facilities and clinics.

“This round of Lotto funding will also go towards the Respite Care Grant Scheme; this annual payment made to carers is a valuable means of support for those caring for their loved ones at home. The payment can be used to provide respite care, or for anything else that the carer needs.

“National Lottery Grants have proven to be a valuable source of support to local community groups in recent years. Any groups in Meath who would like to apply for this latest funding to get in touch with the HSE Dublin North East before the closing date on April 20th.”

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