Community organisations in disadvantaged areas of County Cork are set to benefit from Dormant Accounts funding, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said.
Cllr. O’Shea said: “I very much welcome that an additional €6.5 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund is being allocated to support disadvantaged groups across the country.
“The funding will be used to support Physical Activity Measures for disadvantaged communities across the country.
“Funding is also being provided to support the Big Brother Big Sister youth mentoring programme, Men’s Sheds organisations and 8 LGBTI Community Organisations nationwide.
“The measures will provide much needed support for economically, educationally and socially disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities.
“They add to measures approved last year to progress in 2019. In total, over €30 million worth of measures will be supported from the Dormant Accounts Fund in 2019.”
Cllr. O’Shea added: “Activity under the Dormant Accounts fund has increased substantially over the last number of years, with funding levels increasing from €10 million in 2016, to €16 million in 2017, and up to €28 million in 2018.”