Five Donegal projects receiving grants to combat isolation

Five Donegal Community Projects aimed at combatting isolation during Covid-19 are receiving support from a round of grants supported by private donors to The Community Foundation for Ireland.

The grants are being provided through The Foundations Covid-Recovery Fund which has been supporting communities throughout the Pandemic with money raised by Private and Corporate Donors.

The support is being provided in two strands, with the ‘Overcoming Isolation’ programme giving support to local groups on the ground support. while ‘Building Capacity’ is aimed at bigger national groups who support people across the country.

The five Donegal groups are Liquid Therapy in South Donegal, Letterkenny Youth & Family Service, Donegal Women’s Centre, Bundoran Community Development CLG and Scioból na bhFear, Men’s Shed.

  • Liquid Therapy South Donegal to support participants in developing their own surf and ocean skills to improve their mental health and wellbeing in their everyday life 
  • Letterkenny Youth & Family Service (LYFS). This project is to breathe life back into the people of the community, remove the restrictions of the home by building confidence to engage with others, socialise have fun and make meaningful connections 
  • Donegal Women’s Centre. Through the use of Mindfulness Creative Art and Crafting Therapy, that older aged women will feel included, connected to themselves and others and have learned a new approach to positive mental health and well-being. 
  • Bundoran Community Development CLG Co Donegal To provide a setting to bring older people from community together for a “chat and a cuppa” (comhrá agus cupán) 
  • Scioból na bhFear, Men’s Shed. This project is to build on the successful Pilot Covid-Lockdown Zoom Remote Tea and Chat, to create a hybrid meet, chat and learn space to provide company, reduce Digital Literacy resistance, fears and Deficits among older men in a rural Community 

Announcing the grants, the Community Foundation for Ireland said throughout the pandemic they have been working with amazing community partners and supporting their work on the ground across Donegal.




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