Minister Joe O’Brien Welcomes Successful Fingal Applicants Among Second Tranche of Community & Voluntary Energy Support Scheme and Extension of Scheme

27th January, 2023

  • Lusk and Portmarnock Groups to benefit from funding
  • Further tranches to be announced and paid shortly
  • Scheme to remain open for applications until 24th February

Minister of State Joe O’Brien TD, has today (Friday, 27th of January) announced the second tranche of successful applicants under the €10 million Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS).

Under the initiative, some 238 organisations from across the community and voluntary sector will receive a one-off contribution towards their increased energy bills for 2022.

Successful applicants in Fingal include:

  • 153rd Dublin Lusk Scout Group
  • Portmarnock Guide and Scout Den Trust CLG

Minister O’Brien also confirmed that applications for the scheme will be accepted until 24th February, with other groups around the country encouraged to apply.

Announcing the funding, Minister O’Brien said:

“I am delighted today to announce the second tranche of successful applicants under the Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme, awarding support of over €264,000 to 238 organisations all over the country. Further tranches will follow shortly.

“I hope this funding will go some way to alleviating the burden faced by these organisations as they go about their work delivering essential services, supports and facilities to communities all over Ireland. I’m particularly pleased to see organisations in Lusk and Portmarnock among the successful recipients in this round of funding.

“We as a Government are very conscious of the impact that rising energy costs continue to have on groups on the frontline.

“Further tranches will follow shortly. We are also keeping the application process open until February 24th to give groups in the voluntary and community sector the opportunity to get their applications in.

“I would really encourage any local organisations that have yet to apply to do so before the extended deadline closes. All the information is on the Pobal website now and applications will remain open until 24th February. I really want to assist as many organisations as we can so I urge any eligible organisations to apply as soon as possible so that we can get that support out to you quickly.”