Monday, February 01, 2016

Boost of €100K for Meath volunteers

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has said that funding of €100,552 for Meath Volunteer Centre will provide a great boost for Meath volunteers. This is part of national funding of €3.15 million for volunteering organisations.

Regina, pictured above at launch of Special Olympics Ireland, has said that supporting volunteers in our community is extremely important and now possible due to resources available from growing employment

“Funding of over €100K has been allocated to Meath Volunteer Centre to support Meath volunteers for 2016. This money will add to that being raised locally by many hard working volunteers.“Volunteerism helps people to feel involved in their communities and to participate in local events. Volunteers drive local development, sports organisations and charities in all parts of the country and this funding will help to support the structures behind this valuable work. The importance of volunteers in our local communities cannot be understated. “There is a wide range of social and community initiatives operating in Meath all of which are only possible because of alliances that have formed between communities, voluntary agencies, government, and business. The level of professionalism, skill and cooperation that exists among volunteers here in Meath has never been greater.

“This funding has been provided to support volunteer centres and volunteer information services in all parts of the country including here in Meath. A number of national organisations such as Volunteer Ireland, Young Social Innovators, Chambers Ireland and Focus have also received support under this scheme.
“Supporting volunteers in our community is extremely important and now possible due to resources available from growing employment. Fine Gael has a long term economic plan to keep the keep the recovery going and job creation is at its core. The plan has three steps: more and better jobs, making work pay more than welfare, and investment in better public services, which will only be possible as a result of the increased revenue generated by creating more jobs. This plan will ensure that more people feel the benefits of a recovering economy in their own lives.”

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