Minister Ring approves over €290,000 to support 6 Mayo voluntary groups to transport people for medical services

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, has allocated €290,887.50 in funding to six community care organisations in Mayo which provide Mobility and Cancer Care transport in the community.

The funding has been allocated under the CLÁR programme and will support voluntary organisations that provide transport to/from designated cancer treatment hospitals/centres and for people with significant mobility issues, including those requiring specialised wheelchair accessible vehicles, to day-care or other medical, therapeutic or respite services.

The following organisations in Mayo have been approved for funding:

Recipient

Areas to be serviced

Amount

Western Care Vocational Training Centre

Kilkelly, Charlestown, Foxford and Castlebar

€46,962.50

Western Care Newport

Newport, Achill, Mulranny and Westport

€46,962.50

Western Care Claremorris

Claremorris, Knock, Charlestown

€46,962.50

Irish Wheelchair Association

All county Mayo excluding Erris Peninsula - Claremorris, Foxford, Kiltimagh, Ballinrobe, Ballina, Mulranny, Newport, Swinford, Westport, Castlebar and their surrounds

€50,000.00

Western Care Transport Dept

Claremorris, Hollymount and Garrymore

€50,000.00

Enable Ireland Mayo Services

County-wide service

€50,000.00

 

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