Minister Joe O’Brien, Minister of State for Community Development and Charities, Welcomes Funding for Balbriggan Cancer Support Group

24th September, 2020

Minister of State for Community Development and Charities and Green Party T.D for Fingal has warmly welcomed the allocation of over €21,000 to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group as part of the COVID-19 Stability Fund.

This funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund is designed to support this community group which provides such a critical service to many in our town. The once off cash inject will help with short term cash flow issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaking about the funding, Minister O’Brien said; “This funding is aimed at providing immediate assistance to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group who provide critical services to those dealing with cancer in our town.”

“This funding will hopefully help to support the group to allow them to continue to provide their invaluable services in our community. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of the organisations in Balbriggan that are helping our most marginalised and disadvantaged. Their work is critical as we try and manage our way through this pandemic and the impact of it.”

Due to the considerable interest in the COVID-19 Stability Fund and in order to ensure that funding is released as quickly as possible, applicants are being considered in smaller groupings and there remains a small number of organisations in Fingal as a whole, that have applied for funding where further checks are ongoing. Additional tranches will be announced shortly.