€3.45 million in once-off funding has been allocated to voluntary and community providers across Limerick affected by the cost of living crisis.
The largest single award went to the Brothers of Charity Services with an allocation of over €1.4 million. The group works with people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and have 26 community houses across Limerick City and Newcastle West.
The Daughters of Charity organisation is set to receive €1.3 million. Operating from the St Vincent’s Centre in Lisnagry, they also provide valuable services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Two further services supporting people with disabilities, St Joseph’s Foundation and St Gabriel’s Foundation in Mungret are set to receive €256,000 and €160,000 respectively.
In total, 57 community bodies across Limerick City and County are set to receive a minimum sum of €1,000 from the Inflation Fund.
Other recipients include the Catherine McAuley School, Corpus Christi Primary School, and Nano Nagle National School, receiving €1,596 and €1,000 respectively.
Limerick Youth Service will receive just short of €9,000, while sheltered housing service provider Bergerie Trust will receive almost €7,500.