£875,000 support for the Community and Voluntary Sector organisations - Swann

Date published: 15 March 2021

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional financial support for community and voluntary sector organisations.

Making the announcement today the Health Minister said the Department of Health is providing an additional £875,000 of financial support to the 65 community and voluntary sector organisations which are funded directly by the Department in 2021/22.

Speaking about the uplift, Health Minister Robin Swann said: “This has been a tough year for everyone and it has been especially tough for voluntary and community sector organisations. I know the sector has been struggling and that individuals are working tirelessly.

He continued: “These additional payments recognise the vital contribution made by the community and voluntary sector to our response to the pandemic. 

“At a time when they have faced additional financial challenges due to limitations on fundraising activities, core grant-funded organisations have demonstrated tremendous resilience and creativity by adapting their services to continue to help those in need of support throughout the past twelve months, and in turn helping to ease the pressure on the statutory health and social care sector to which we are very grateful.”

The 65 organisations which are core funded by the Department of Health are being contacted with details of the additional payments.

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