Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has said that funding of €102,242 approved for Mayo Volunteer Bureau will provide a great boost for the county's volunteers. The allocation is part of national funding of €3.15 million for volunteering organisations.
“Funding of €102,242 has been allocated to Mayo Volunteer Bureau to support Mayo volunteers for 2016," Minister Ring said. "This money will add to that being raised locally by many hard working volunteers. Volunteerism helps people to feel involved in their communities and to participate in local events. Volunteers drive local development, sports organisations, and charities in all parts of the country and this funding will help to support the structures behind this valuable work. The importance of volunteers in our local communities cannot be understated."
He continued: “There is a wide range of social and community initiatives operating in Mayo all of which are only possible because of alliances that have formed between communities, voluntary agencies, government, and business. The level of professionalism, skill, and cooperation that exists among volunteers here in Mayo has never been greater. This funding has been provided to support volunteer centres and volunteer information services in all parts of the country including here in Mayo."