Tralee Meals On Wheels Projects To Receive Funding For Equipment

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NINETEEN Kerry meals on wheels projects will receive over €135,000 between them with funding provided under Measure 3(a) of the CLÁR programme.

This will enable community-based organisations which deliver Meals on Wheels and linked services to purchase equipment and make adaptations to existing vehicles to support the provision of their services.

Among those to benefit are Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre which will receive €10,645 and Meals on Wheels Tralee which will receive €3,035.

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Others to benefit include; Cahirciveen Social Services €2,560; Listry Community Council €3,204; Ballinskelligs Community Care €5,012; Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith Triuigh Teo €2,610; Beaufort Community Care Group €5,642; St Vincent de Paul Society Castleisland €4,860; West Kerry Care of the Aged €16,805; Cumann Tithiochta na Dromda/Seanoiri na Dromoda €3,830; Social Action Group Rathmore €5,357; Lauragh Community Centre €2,700; Our Lady of Lourdes Conference of St Vincent De Paul Meals on Wheels Listowel €3,542; Caherdaniel Community Care €3,420; Comhlacht Forbartha an Ghleanna €7,018; Rockmount Care Centre €18,401; Knocknagoshel Over 55s Social Club €14,800; Ballyduff Family & Community Support Forum CLG (Bud’s) €11,700.

This is a new initiative under CLÁR for 2020 in recognition of the critical role played by community groups in responding to COVID-19, with a particular focus on those groups providing Meals on Wheels services.

Welcoming the announcement Minister for Education and Kerry Fianna Fail TD Norma Foley said; “This is a huge endorsement of the superb community work taking place in Kerry every day. Kerry has received an allocation of €135,000 from a national allocation of €340,000. These organisations are at the heart of our communities and are providing an invaluable service. These organisations are an important lifeline for people living in their own homes, and they play an important role in combating isolation for many people. The funding announced today will help many groups to continue to deliver their vital services as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 challenge.”

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