Lough Ree Access For All and Lough Ree Lanesborough Angling Hub in Co. Roscommon are among 68 community projects to receive financial support from Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together programme in 2022.
In total, €500,000 is being allocated to groups across the island of Ireland in year three of the fund, delivered in partnership with the Community Foundation for Ireland.
The Community Fund aims to support initiatives that are improving the financial, mental, or physical wellbeing with initiatives receiving up to €20,000 each for projects spanning financial literacy and wellbeing, mental health, disability, inclusion and diversity and social isolation.
Laura Lynch (Chief Marketing Officer, Bank of Ireland) said: “We’re immensely proud to support a wide range of community groups, charities, and social enterprises working across Ireland. At this time, we are acutely aware of the pressure on resources of community groups, and notably those supporting migrant groups, like Together-Razem, who, along with their existing range of counselling and educational supports, are providing urgent assistance to Ukrainian refugees. It’s our hope that support from the Begin Together Fund will help them continue to provide the practical financial counselling and education that is vital to the wellbeing of the communities that they support”.
Together-Razem provides financial counselling, education and supports in native languages for Polish, Romanian and Ukrainian immigrants.