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.
“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.