Welcome funding boost for CoAction

Posted on: 7th July, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Clonakilty CoAction fundraising committee received a welcome boost this week with a presentation of €100,000 by local TD Jim Daly on behalf of the Minister. The money received from the Department of Health will go towards the building fund to complete the development of ARDU, a purpose built facility for the provision of services by CoAction to people from the greater Clonakilty area. Speaking at the presentation this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly expressed his appreciation to Health Minister Dr. James Reilly for the funding of €100,000 and expressed his hope that a similar allocation would be forthcoming next year. “Following an initial refusal by the Department of Health to allocate any funding for this project last year, I am very grateful to Minister Reilly for his personal intervention to ensure funding was made available for CoAction in Clonakilty this year. Without Dr. Reilly’s personal interest and support, this announcement would not have been possible. I have made no secret of my admiration and support for CoAction to James Reilly and stressed that CoAction is my number one political priority in the constituency for any additional funding from the scarce resources within the Department of Health,” concluded Jim Daly.

Welcoming the announcement, CEO of CoAction Maurice Walsh said “CoAction is delighted with the news that we will receive €100,000 from the Department of Health towards our Ardu Clonakilty Building Project. This is the first time that we have received capital funding from the Department and we are thankful to Jim Daly TD for his work in supporting this application. CoAction would once again like to thank the community of Clonakilty and West Cork for their continued fundraising efforts and support. The most recent venture by the Clonakilty branch is the €2 coin fundraiser at the Model Railway Village, which was launched by Joanne O’Riordan on Wednesday, June 25.”

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