Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has called on community groups and organisations in the North County to consider applying for the 2015 National Lottery Health grants.
“The National Lottery Health grants are allocated each year to health groups who provide an important local service for people with specific needs, in addition to providing funding to community groups and voluntary organisations who provide vital health, support and information services.
“Local health related services are essential to our communities and there are many groups who provide such services throughout the North County. Thanks to their work, and their dedication to assisting those who need a helping hand, our communities are better places in which to live.
“Organisations from Portmarnock, Swords, Donabate, Rush and Balbriggan have previously received National Lottery grants from the Department of Health and I am sure there are many more worthwhile recipients across Dublin Fingal. After all, these groups and organisation play a pivotal role in our improving the quality of life in our localities and I am pleased that the Department of Health is again looking to invest in such groups and recognise the valuable work they do.
“The National Lottery grants from the Department of Health will be awarded on two separate dates this year, one in June and another in November. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 1st May 2015. I would urge health focused community groups and voluntary organisations in Dublin Fingal to consider applying.”