€95,000 in funding for Longford Volunteer Centre

Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

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aisling.kiernan@longfordleader.ie

Funding allocation

Longford Volunteer Centre has been awarded €95,000 in funding

 

Longford Volunteer Centre has been awarded €95,000 by the Department of Rural and Community Development today.

The funding is part of a €3.5m allocation to support volunteering across the country.

“Volunteering positively impacts every community across every city and county in Ireland with people contributing on a regular basis in all sorts of way,” Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD said.

“Many organisations, projects and initiatives depend on volunteers to continue to make a difference.”

The Minister went on to say that the funding was designed to strengthen and foster volunteerism in Ireland with a support structure that developed volunteering locally.

“At a local level the volunteer centres, like Longford Volunteer Centre, play an essential role in facilitating volunteering by publicising opportunities and providing information and advice to volunteers and organisations,” he continued.

“I’m pleased to be able to approve €2.68m to support the network of volunteer centres across the country as well as an increase allocation of core funding for Volunteer Ireland up €33,800 to €351,800.

“Volunteer Ireland provides a number of important supports to volunteer centres including the I-VOL national volunteering database.

“A further €100,000 is being allocated to support the Volunteer Information Services which operates in counties not currently served by volunteer centres.”

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