Funding of €3.148m for Volunteering Organisations

Funding of €3.148 million in 2016 was announced on Saturday for 26 organisations involved in volunteering.

The Government’s objective under the Department’s Community & Voluntary Supports & Programmes is to provide a cohesive framework of support for the community and voluntary sector.

This programme supports volunteer centres and volunteer information services nationwide, as well as a number of national organisations such as Volunteer Ireland and Young Social Innovators. The funding of these organisations and services is designed to strengthen and foster volunteerism in Ireland, building a support structure for volunteering locally from the bottom up.