Clondalkin and Lucan organisations receive grants totalling €85k

Clondalkin and Lucan organisations receive grants totalling €85k

ORGANISATIONS IN Clondalkin and Lucan are to receive €85,000 in Government grant aid.

This has been welcomed by local TD and Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald.

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Tánaiste Fitzgerald told The Echo: “I am delighted that over €85,000 has been allocated to locally based organisations including, The Marie Keating Foundation, Clondalkin Men’s Shed, Irish Wheelchair Association in Lucan, Jigsaw Clondalkin and Clondalkin Active Retirement Association.

“I know today’s announcement of National Lottery Grants from the Department of Health will be a welcome enhancement to their ongoing work.”

The Marie Keating Foundation, which is based in Lucan, will receive €50,000. It will go towards their awareness campaign throughout the country.

The Clondalkin Men’s Shed has been allocated €8,000 for equipment and the Irish Wheelchair Association in Lucan has been allocated €20,000 for a new bus.

Jigsaw has been allocated over nearly €6,000 for a resource room and the Clondalkin Active Retirement Association has been granted €2,000 towards an excursion and choir support.

Tánaiste Fitzgerald added: “I hope this funding will make a real difference to the groups, to their staff members and volunteers, and of course to their service users.

“I have always been supportive of local community groups and look forward to continuing to work with and support the groups throughout the area.”

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