Limerick Youth Service top local beneficiary of community grants 

Ryan O'Rourke

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Ryan O'Rourke

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Limerick Youth Service top local beneficiary of community grants 

Limerick Youth Service is to receive €150,598 from the Government’s Community Services Programme

A total of 19 organisations in Limerick will benefit from over €1,500,000 in funding from the Government’s Community Services Programme (CSP).

In the city, Limerick Youth Service will receive the largest amount of funding with €150,598, while in the county Dromcollogher And District Respite Care Centre Company will receive a boost of €142,731.

Six of the organisations are based in Limerick city and will receive over €450,000 between them.

The Desmond Ability Resource Complex Company will benefit to the tune of €127,165.

Below is a full list of organisations to benefit

Adare Recreation and Community Complex Company, €72,266
Ballyhoura Development Company, €72,266
Ballyhoura Rural Services CLG, €92,399
Caherconlish/Caherline Community Council Company, €57,099
Carebright Company, €89,099
Croom Community Development Association Company, €108,132
Dromcollogher And District Respite Care Centre Company,  €142,731
Kilmallock Performing Centre Company, €72,266
Knockaderry Cloncagh Resource Centre Limerick Company, €40,266
Learning Hub Limerick Company, €40,266
Limerick Youth Service, €150,598
Lough Gur Development Co-operative Society Limited, €47,582
Mobile IT Company, €92,399
Newcastlewest & District Community Centre Limited, €38,066
Northside Family Resource Centre Company, €79,582
Patrickswell Community Council Company, €40,266
RCCN (Housing) Company, €112,532
Southill Area Centre Company, €57,099
The Desmond Ability Resource Complex Company, €127,165
  

The extensive funding was welcomed this week by Fine Gael senators Kieran O’Donnell and Maria Byrne.

Senator Byrne said such funding is immensely important to all beneficiaries across Limerick.

“The CSP currently supports community-based organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through a social enterprise model, providing a contribution towards the cost of their staff,” Senator Byrne said.

“It typically supports organisations to meet service gaps and provide access to services and facilities that would otherwise generally be unavailable.

Senator O’Donnell said that all finance comes from Minister Michael Ring’s Rural and Community Development Department.

“I’d like commend the work of these vital community services and especially mention the Caherconlish and Caherline Community Council, the Learning Hub, Limerick Youth Service, Northside Family Resource Centre, the RCCN and the Southill Area Centre who have been awarded funding for 2019,” Senator O’Donnell said.

Minister Ring recently appointed Indecon Consultants to carry out an independent review of the programme as no formal review has been carried out since it began in 2006. 

“A formal review will ensure the programme is more closely aligned with current department policy and better placed to meet community needs,” Senator O’Donnell said.