Fourth tranche of energy supports community and voluntary groups

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

A further tranche of successful applicants to the Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme has been announced.

Under this latest tranche, worth €213,264, an additional 128 organisations from across the community and voluntary sector will receive a one-off contribution towards the increased energy costs they faced in 2022.

Dublin’s successful applicant is Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, which will receive €20,094. Payments will be issued to the organisations immediately. 

Commenting on last Friday’s announcement, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, said: “Our community and voluntary groups continue to feel the pressure as a result of increased energy costs.

“Hundreds of organisations have now been supported by this scheme and we look forward to announcing further funding in the weeks to come.

“A dedicated helpdesk remains available at [email protected]. I encourage community and voluntary organisations that may have missed the deadline to link in with their Local Authority and Local Development Committee, to ensure they are aware of funding opportunities as they become available.”

“This scheme was about tailored assistance to as many different community and voluntary organisations as possible, from small local halls to large, national organisations so I am delighted to be announcing funding today that will assist these organisations in making a real difference in people’s lives,” added Minister of State, Joe O’Brien.

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