EUR16k For Three Clare Voluntary Organisations

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Fri Nov 21 2008

The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs announced that it has allocated EUR3170, EUR3766 and EUR9207 to Inagh Development Ltd, Kilmaley District Daycare Centre and the Kilkee-based Shannonside Carers Group respectively.

Welcoming the funding announcement, Minister of State and Clare T.D., Mr. Tony Killeen said: "I am very aware of the hardships that older people can face and, therefore, welcome any initiatives that improve confidence, security and comfort levels among older people in our society allowing them to continue to live independently. I wish to acknowledge the invaluable work carried out by local organisations in bringing the benefits of the Scheme to older members of their communities."

He explained that the scheme of Community Supports for Older People provided funding for initiatives to improve the security and social support of older individuals by means of a community-based grant scheme.

"The security devices that each of these three organisations can now benefit from under this scheme include smoke alarms, the once off cost of installing socially monitored alarm systems, security lighting, and window locks, door locks and door chains designed to strengthen points of entry to dwellings": added Minister Killeen.

Meanwhile, the Clare T.D. said that the Scheme was now open for applications on a year round basis, allowing groups to apply for funding to meet the immediate needs of the qualifying older people throughout the year.

"During the last twelve months numerous other local groups have benefited from funding under the under the scheme of Community Supports for Older People, including Ballynacally Community Alert, Meelick Parteen Coonagh Senior Citizens, Caring for Carers Clare, Kilrush Family Resource Centre Ltd and Cratloe Community Council": concluded Minister Killeen.


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