Dublin Mid West’s local TD has welcomed anew funding model under the Community Services Programme which will see eight local community groups benefit from additional funding of over €730,000 combined. Deputy Emer Higgins welcomed the initiative which is designed to support community-based businesses, social enterprises and organisations providing local services as well as creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged people.
Deputy Higgins said, ”I am delighted that eight of our local community organisations in Dublin Mid-West will benefit from this initiative. “These organisations serve a significant role locally, providing members of the community with a place to socialise, learn and meet new people as well as vital supports for vulnerable groups. “It is wonderful to see these brilliant community centres benefiting from this funding, especially during these times where the cost of living has posed many challenges for homes and businesses, and I hope this investment shows that these challenges continue to be acknowledged,” added Deputy Higgins.
“The recipients of this funding include Bawnogue Youth And Community Centre (€46,066.00), Quarryvale Community Resource Centre (€46,066.00), Quarryvale Community and Youth Centre (€57,582.50), Startbright Early Learning Centres (€80,615.50), Knockmitten Youth And Community Centre (€46,066.00), Clondalkin Community Recycling Initiative (€223,297.00) and Rathcoole Community Council (€46,066.00) as well as the Lucan Disability Action Group (€191,747.50). “It’s wonderful to see such investment for so many groups in our community and I hope to see more continued support in the future,” concluded Deputy Higgins.