Over €82k in funding goes to locally-based family resource centres
By Mary Dennehy
MORE than €82k in ‘once-off’ funding is being distributed between seven local Family Resource Centres to allow small works to go ahead before year end, reports Mary Dennehy.
Locally, the Ballyboden Family Resource Centre (FRC) is to receive €17,790, Ballyfermot FRC €19,336, Cherry Orchard FRC €4,879, Killinarden FRC €9,163, Quarryvale FRC €18,469, St Kevin’s Kilnamanagh FRC €8,861 and St Matthews FRC €5,000.
The funding has been announced by Dublin South West TD and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone.
“Family Resource Centres are the very hub of community life”, Minister Zappone said.
“I have seen their impact in Kilnamanagh, Ballyboden, Killinarden and across South and West Dublin.
“As an Independent Minister with a background in community work, I firmly believe that Government has a duty to support the work with children, families and older people on the ground in local areas.”
She added: “A whole range of services are provided through the centres, often they work with people from the cradle to the grave.
“They are where people gather to socialise, can receive vital supports and information on how to improve their lives.”