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Avoca Hall receives €2,500 Covid-19 stability grant


Avoca Community Hall. Photo; Paul Messitt.

Avoca Community Hall. Photo; Paul Messitt.

Avoca Community Hall. Photo; Paul Messitt.


Avoca Community Hall has received a boost after being allocated a grant to support its works.

The hall was the sole voluntary or community group in the Garden County to receive Covid-19 Stability funding under the second tranche of  the programme, administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development. A grant of €2,592 was allocated to the hall, which provides space for local groups to use.

Over €2 million in funding has been provided to 65 community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, which have seen their incomes suffer as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys said: “Over a year and a half since the start of the Pandemic, community groups and charities across the State have worked harder than ever to continue providing critical services to vulnerable people and communities.

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“Many of these organisations experienced a fall in their incomes due to the impact of Covid-19 and are struggling. This funding that my colleagues and I are announcing today will assist these organisations to continue to operate. The funding represents an important lifeline for many organisations that continue to play a critical role, supporting and assisting tens of thousands of our citizens,” she said.