Funding for local community and voluntary groups towards their energy bills most welcome – Brendan Smith TD

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith welcomes the new €10 million government fund to support thousands of local community & voluntary groups with their energy bills.

The new scheme has been devised to support groups with their energy costs who may not have been deemed eligible under previous Government schemes. These include groups that operate from parish halls and who need support with running costs such as energy or insurance bills. Groups can also use the funding to carry out small upgrade works and to purchase equipment to support their activities such as laptops and printers, lawnmowers, training equipment, etc.

“In every Parish great efforts are made by volunteers to keep community and resource centres open and these facilities play an important role in every day life in local communities”, stated Brendan Smith.

Groups should contact their Local Community Development Committee for further details of the fund.

Support available for Parish Halls, Community Centres, Local Development Associations, Social Clubs, ICA Groups, Senior Citizen Groups, Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds and more

Funding for each Local Authority area

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