Tipperary TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the announcement of €82,290 in Lotto funding from the Department of Health for nine Tipperary organisations
Deputy Coonan said the funding will go, for example, towards a holiday for members of the Annacarthy - Donohill Active Retirement Association, purchasing equipment for sensory needs for the Daughters of Charity and the provision of transport for service users of Newport Day Care Centre.
“The Department of Health has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related services. Nine Tipperary groups will benefit form the funding including ICA Nenagh, North Tipperary Community Services, Thurles District & Mental Health Association, Clonmel Community Mother Programme, St Mary’s Health Association and St Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association,” said Deputy Coonan.
“This is uplifting news for the benefitting groups and is a welcome Christmas gift for staff, members and associated families. I hope it will help improve services and quality of life for all those involved. I want to thank my Fine Gael colleague and Minister for Health James Reilly for prioritising these very worthy projects and I am pleased my lobbying proved fruitful,” continued Deputy Coonan.
Applications for Lotto funding come primarily from community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of health services to specific client groups, national groups providing information and support for various disabilities and illnesses and groups with a specific interest.