Community bonanza for Limerick organisations

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A TOTAL of €2.8 million in grant funding is to be shared between almost 90 Limerick organisations who work for the social development of the city.

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Some 149 grants, ranging from €600 to €240,000, are going to a range of sporting, health and educational programmes that are making significant inroads in enhancing the social infrastructure and wellbeing across marginalised areas of Limerick city.

Housing and Planning Minister Jan O’Sullivan, who announced the allocation, said that every euro will be well spent.

“Every one of these organisations is making an invaluable contribution to the communities they operate in. The Regeneration programme has this year moved onto another level with the physical regeneration element kicking in.

“But as important as this is, the positive change we are seeing across the city for young and old could only ever come about with investment in social interventions.”

Limerick Local Authorities home and community director Oliver O’Loughlin said that the “beneficiary organisations deliver very important services for the youngest right up to the elderly across Limerick and this money will be very much welcomed.”