28th October 2015
This funding will make a significant difference in the provision of healthcare services in Cork. Each of the groups that will receive funding is fulfils an important community and social function, helping to support individuals and families.
Over 70 healthcare and social care organisations are set to receive funding of over €1.2 million under the latest round of National Lottery Grants from the Department of Health.
The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar today (Wednesday) announced that eight healthcare-related and social care services in Cork will receive a total of €282,000 under the latest round of National Lottery Grants.
This the second announcement this year, in which the Department of Health provides once-off grants to organisations for healthcare-related and social care services.
Some of the local organisations set to receive funding include:
- LINC is to receive €100,000
- Cork Counselling Services will get €30,000
- Blood Bike South in Carrigaline will receive €7,000
- Oakdene House is to receive almost €4,000
This funding will make a real difference to groups, volunteers and of course their clients in communities throughout Cork. The grants will help to provide equipment, upgrade facilities and provide health-related services.
The applications for the 2016 Department of Health National Lottery Grants will open in January 2016.