Budget 2021 should be used to support charities, community and voluntary organisations facing a surge in demand for services and a fall in donations as a result of Covid-19, according to The Community Foundation for Ireland......
Chair of the Foundation, Mike Gaffney added:
“Older people, people with disabilities, those who struggle to make ends meet, those trapped in violent relationships
and many others have borne the brunt of the isolation and loneliness caused by the restrictions needed to keep us all safe.
For them hope, support and help often comes from charities, community and voluntary groups.
Meals on Wheels, newly developed virtual supports, neighbours who will make a run to the shop or pharmacies are literally lifelines.
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