Four Clare family resource centres are to receive capital grants totalling just over €65,000.
Clare Independent deputy Dr. Michael Harty TD has been told the good news by the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone.
“I am delighted to learn that the successful centres include the North West Clare centre in Ennistymon, Kilrush Family Resource Centre, Shannon Family Resource Centre and Ballina/Killaloe Family Resource Centre,” he said.
Details of the capital grants awarded to each centre are as follows
- North West Clare €20,251
- Kilrush €18,257
- Shannon €10,384
- Killaloe/Ballina €16,356
Dr. Harty added that following his invitation, Minister Zappone visited Clare last September where she had an opportunity to learn first-hand of the excellent work done by Clare’s Family Resource Centres as well as other services for children and young people.
“I had the pleasure of introducing her to a delegation from the North West Clare Family Resource centre and assisting with their presentation. These grants will allow centres to enhance the quality of their work but of course we have to keep on fighting for more resources for all centres that provide for the welfare families. We now have an Independent Minister who knows, understands and empathises with this work and has a capacity to fight for resources from Government,” Dr. Harty said.