Today I was very pleased to announce additional funding of €6.5 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund to support disadvantaged groups across the country.
The Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 allocates funding to six measures across three Departments.
Funding is being provided for three measures relating to Sports and Physical Activity for disadvantaged persons.
Funding is also being provided to support the Big Brother Big Sister youth mentoring programme, Men’s Sheds organisations and eight LGBTI community organisations.
The measures will provide much-needed support for people with disabilities and for economically, educationally and socially disadvantaged groups.
They add to measures approved last year that are progressing in 2019. In total, over €30 million worth of measures will be supported from the Dormant Accounts Fund this year.