Council allocates over £25K Emergency Funding to local groups
Mid Ulster District Council has awarded more than £25K of COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Funding to 32 local community and volunteering groups in the district.
Over a period of 6 weeks, the 32 groups received grants, ranging from £250 to £3,000 to support their delivery of a COVID-19 response in their local communities.
The emergency grant programme for the community and voluntary sector was launched at the beginning of April to support a range of activities from deliveries to the vulnerable to the production of local PPE, and is additional to the £400K package already agreed by the Council at the end of March. To date the Council has also allocated a further £50,000 to foodbanks throughout the district.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, is delighted the grants programme was able to make such a difference. He said,
The fact that so many groups in the district applied for, and were allocated, the emergency funding shows the level of demand there was for it in our local community. I am pleased that the groups were able to use the financial assistance to provide vital help and support to those who need it most in our district during the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to sincerely thank those groups who have gone above and beyond during these uncertain and difficult times to ensure no resident in Mid Ulster has gone ignored or unheard.