Minister Joe O’Brien announces funding for Balbriggan Cancer Support Group

December 11, 2020 0

Minister of State for Community Development and Charities and Green Party T.D for Fingal has announced the allocation of an additional €9,581 to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group as part of the COVID-19 Stability Fund. This funding is in addition to the €21,000 allocated to the group in September this year.

This funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund is designed to support this community group which provides such a critical service to many in our town. The cash injection will help with short term cash flow issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Joe OBrien and Karen Power larger

Minister O’Brien and Cllr Karen Power

Speaking about the funding, Minister O’Brien said;

This funding is aimed at providing immediate assistance to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group who provide critical services to those dealing with cancer in our town.
This funding will hopefully help to support the group to allow them to continue to provide their invaluable services in our community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank organisations in the community and voluntary sector in Balbriggan for the support they are providing to the most vulnerable in our community during this pandemic.

When the Stability Fund was initially established, it was envisaged that restrictions would be in place for a limited period and grant levels allocated were based on this assumption.

It was subsequently necessary to reintroduce restrictions and in this context many organisations have been unable to undertake normal fundraising activities recently. As a result, Balbriggan Cancer Support Group and other organisations have been allocated this vital top-up.