Minister for Disabilities and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed the funding allocated to three community-based organisations in Galway.

Brothers of Charity, Ability West and Ballinasloe Social Services have all received funding under the Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Measure of the CLÁR programme. The vehicles will be used to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues.

Minister Rabbitte commented:

This is very welcome investment for essential services in Galway. The three of these groups do such important work, and that has been particularly clear over the past year in the battle against Covid. In my role as Minister for Disabilities, I know first-hand that organisations like Ability West, Brothers of Charity and Ballinasloe Social Services have been to the fore in supporting people with disabilities during this time.

All three organisations provide invaluable support to their communities and as we slowly return to normal, this funding ensures they can transport some of the most vulnerable people in our communities to the places they need to go. I don’t doubt this investment will greatly improve the quality of life for service users.

Such investment is also further recognition of the importance of rural Ireland to this government. We’ve seen major investment in Galway across departments in recent months and it’s a trend I’m sure we’ll see continue.

County

Organisation

Project Details 

Amount of  funding awarded

CARLOW

 

 

 

 

Irish Wheelchair Association

Vehicle with conversion

€43,518.40

CAVAN

 

 

 

 

Irish Wheelchair Association Cavan

Vehicle with conversion

€39,626.27

CLARE

 

 

 

 

Irish Red Cross Clare

Wheelchair accessible vehicle

€42,685.00

 

Slainte an Chlair

Vehicle

€28,530.00

DONEGAL 

 

 

 

 

Irish Wheelchair Association

Vehicle

€35,650.57

GALWAY 

 

 

 

 

Ability West Clifden

Vehicle with adaption

€54,000.00

 

Brothers of Charity

Vehicle

€40,406.00

 

Ballinasloe Social Services

Large minibus with lift

€59,400.00

KERRY 

 

 

 

 

Ballyheigue Social Economy Enterprises CLG

Vehicle

€31,050.00

 

Killarney Community

Vehicle

€65,565.00

 

Castleisland Day Care

Vehicle with conversion

€71,540.30

 

Castlemaine Community Services

Vehicle

€50,000.00

 

West Kerry Care of the Aged

Vehicle

€45,000.00

LAOIS

 

 

 

 

Order of Malta

Ambulance

€50,000.00

LEITRIM

 

 

 

 

Rehabcare

Vehicle

€29,690.00

 

The Saoirse Foundation Centre Regional Service

BUMBLEance

€50,000.00

LONGFORD 

 

 

 

 

Disabled People of Longford

Vehicle

€42,708.00

 

St Christophers Services

Vehicle

€45,615.37

MAYO

 

 

 

 

Order of Malta Mayo

Ambulance

€50,000.00

 

Western Care Ballina

Vehicle

€54,000.00

 

St Colemans Care Centre

Vehicle

€65,000.00

OFFALY

 

 

 

 

Irish Wheelchair Association Offaly

Vehicle with conversion

€48,232.94

ROSCOMMON

 

 

 

 

Irish Wheelchair Association Roscommon

Vehicle with conversion

€34,871.15

 

Brothers of Charity North Roscommon

Vehicle

€61,416.00

 

Roscommon Civil Defence

Vehicle with conversion

€73,800.00

SLIGO 

 

 

 

 

Community of Lough Arrow Social Project

Vehicle

€53,779.00

 

€1,266,084.00

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