Minister Paul Kehoe has today welcomed the announcement of €55,000 for three Wexford groups under the National Lottery fund operated by the Department of Health.
The awards announced today include €25,000 for Bunclody Day Care for the installation of a lift, €20,000 to FDYS, providing enhanced facilities for young people and €10,000 for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, Wexford to fund a purpose vehicle.
“Today’s announcement will enhance the offerings of these community and voluntary organisations which provide a valuable service to a variety of people across County Wexford. Each of these organisations work extremely hard to improve the lives of people who use their service and it is important to recognise this.”
The Department of Health has operated the National Lottery Discretionary fund over the last several years. The fund provides once-off grants to organisations providing a range of health related services. Grants are awarded to community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of health services to specific client groups (for example persons with an intellectual disability and/or physical disability, elderly, etc.), national groups providing information and support for various disabilities and illnesses and groups with a specific interest (for example to provide respite for elderly, equipment for day services, residential homes, etc.).