€1m in funding for voluntary groups

Local public representatives have welcomed funding of over €1 million (€1,028,563)) for voluntary and community health groups in County Roscommon which was announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly recently.

The money comes from the Government inflation fund and the bulk of the allocation (over €800,000) will go towards the Brothers of Charity.

Additionally, some funds have been granted to the Melting Pot and Woodlands Evergreen Club, Loughglynn, as well as the Roscommon Association for People with Disabilities.

Senator Aisling Dolan said: “So many groups across our county give real assistance to people in need. This fund of over €1 million is to assist with cost of living pressures for community and voluntary groups in County Roscommon.

“It is incredible to think we have 26 organisations in County Roscommon that provide this type of support to vulnerable people with disability, older people, people with addiction, mental health concerns and life-limiting illnesses”.

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy said the money would “help enormously in dealing with inflation costs” while local TD Frank Feighan also welcomed the allocation for groups across Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim.