Senator Aisling Dolan - Strong Voice, New Vision.

Dolan Congratulates Roscommon Groups winning €170,000 under CLÁR mobility & Cancer Care Supports Fund

December 18, 2020

Dolan Congratulates Roscommon Groups winning €170,000 under CLÁR mobility & Cancer Care Supports Fund

Senator for Roscommon-Galway Aisling Dolan has congratulated Roscommon Civil Defence, The Irish Wheelchair Association in Roscommon and Brothers of Charity North Roscommon who together successfully won funding of some €170,000 under the CLÁR programme Measure 3 (B) Community Wellbeing Support - Mobility & Cancer Care Support.

 

It comes as Minister Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and Rural & Community Development, announced a funding package of €1.3 million to community-based organisations to support 26 projects. This is under the Department of Rural and Community Development. The funding is being provided for the provision of vehicles to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues. It supports voluntary organisations that provide, free of charge and includes

transport to and from day care, or other medical therapy and respite services, and/or

-transport to or from designated cancer treatment hospitals and centres under the National Cancer Care Programme.

 

Groups in Co. Roscommon have won over €170,000 for transport and cancer care services under the scheme. The Irish Wheelchair Association in Roscommon is to receive €34,871.15 towards a vehicle while Brothers of Charity North Roscommon will receive funding of €61,416.00 for a vehicle. Roscommon Civil Defence is to receive €73,800.00 towards the purchase of a vehicle.

 

 

Senator Dolan said: “Well done to all of the Brothers of Charity and the Irish Wheelchair Association who have done so much for people in need during Covid-19 benefit from this funding. And Roscommon Civil Defence also won one of the largest awards of over €70,000 for a vehicle to support all their activities. It means more people can access services  or support in attending for treatments. Normally these organisations fundraise to maintain services however, it is very difficult to do that this year.”

 

 

The Fine Gael Senator said the funding means people in rural areas will have more equal access to services; “It will also tackle the very real problem of rural isolation particularly for older members of our community.





Also in Latest News

More schools now part of the Hot School Meals Programme
More schools now part of the Hot School Meals Programme

March 25, 2021

My Fine Gael colleague Minister Heather Humphreys provided an additional €5.5 million for the extension of the Hot School Meals with effect from January to 35,000 primary school children who had been availing of the Department’s School Meals Programme which provided cold lunch options only.

Continue Reading

Senator Dolan welcomes €200k for a Slipway & Cycleway from Portrunny Harbour to Crith Point
Senator Dolan welcomes €200k for a Slipway & Cycleway from Portrunny Harbour to Crith Point

March 25, 2021

Minister Heather Humphreys today announced funding under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme Measure 2.

Continue Reading

Dolan welcomes €500,000 funding for Mote Forest Park in Roscommon
Dolan welcomes €500,000 funding for Mote Forest Park in Roscommon

March 25, 2021

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has today (22nd March 2021) announced over €6 million for 14 large-scale projects under Measure 3 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Continue Reading