Community and voluntary groups in Galway, which are involved in the provision of health and personal care services, are being encouraged to apply for funds under a grant scheme run by the HSE.
Eligible groups can apply for once-off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects, such as annual senior citizen events. Funding for the grants comes from revenue from the National Lottery.
Labour Galway City Central candidate John McDonagh is calling on eligible groups to apply. “The gaps in our current healthcare system," he said, "means we are reliant on numerous voluntary and community-based groups for the provision of respite and other services that offer dignity and relief to carers and those with a wide range of long-term conditions, and I can attest to the impact that such relatively small grants can have."
For information on how to apply for a grant, see www.hse.ie/lotterygrants The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday April 30.