Local TD Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Health that seven projects in Tipperary have been allocated €77,495 from the National Lottery.
Minister Kelly said “this is very great news for all seven groups, and will make a big difference to them. The funding can cover different items for example the replacement of windows or a contribution to an organisation for a bus for their clients.
“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. The seven Tipperary groups are Clonmel Community Mothers Prgramme, St Cronan’s Association in Roscrea, Elm Tree Communities, Cappawhite Community Council, Arthritis Ireland Cashel branch, Vee Valley Day Care Center and Camphill Grangemockler.
Applications for Lottery funding come mainly from community groups and voluntary organisations that provide health services to specific client groups.