Limerick groups get €70,000 in Lotto grants

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Kieran O'Donnell TD: a welcome for  funding that will make a significant difference in the provision of healthcare services in Limerick
THREE Limerick organisations are set to receive €70,000 between them for healthcare related and social care services under the latest round of National Lottery Grants from the Department of Health.

THREE Limerick organisations are set to receive €70,000 between them for healthcare related and social care services under the latest round of National Lottery Grants from the Department of Health.

Fine Gael deputy Kieran O’Donnell said “this once-off funding will make a significant difference in the provision of healthcare services in Limerick.”

“This funding will make a real difference to groups, volunteers and of course their clients in communities throughout Limerick. The grants will help to provide equipment, upgrade facilities and provide health-related services,” he said.

The funding was announced this week by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar.

This is the first of two announcements that will take place this year, in which the Department of Health provides once-off grants to organisations to community groups and voluntary organisations.

The local organisations set to receive funding are Caherdavin Residents’ Association, which is to receive €25,000 to upgrade the centre to cater for the elderly; St Michael’s Day Care Centre, Cappamore will receive €30,000 to purchase a minibus, and St Gabriel’s School and Centre, Dooradoyle will get a cash injection of €15,000 to develop a sensory playground.