O’Brien welcomes fund to assist a range of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises

Published on: 12 May 2020

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Darragh O’Brien, has said that a new fund established to assist a range of community and voluntary organisation whose incomes have been decimated because of the Covid-19 restrictions is welcome.

Deputy O’Brien said: “The  aim of the Stability Fund is to assist community and voluntary, charity and social enterprises who have been directly impacted and are now suffering financial difficulties due to a reduction in their fundraising income because of COVID-19.

“Eligible organisations can apply for a once-off grant towards their operational and overhead costs such a rent and other utilities for the next few months. It does not allow for the payment of salaries. Grants awarded will vary in size ranging from €2,000 to €100,000.

“Every sector and organisation have been hit hard since the COVID-19 restrictions have been put in place so this will be welcome relief for many organisations. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday May so I would recommend any organisation who is struggling and meet the criteria to apply for the relief available,” concluded Deputy O’Brien.