Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Devlopment announced that €18.5million in funding has been allocated through the Department of Rural and Community Development for the Scheme to Support National Organisations 2019 – 2022.

The overall aim of the Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (SSNO) 2019-2022 is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national organisations in the community and voluntary sector to assist them to operate and fund core staff positions.

The new round of funding for 2019-2022, will have a primary focus on the provision of core funding to national organisations that demonstrate good governance and deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following: addressing poverty, social exclusion and promoting equality.

Speaking about the new round of funding Minister Seán Canney said:

‘I am particularly delighted to announce today this substantial funding to 73 national Community & Voluntary organisations. This Government recognises the value of the great work carried out by such national organisations. This funding is over a three year period to allow organisations to plan for a more sustainable timeframe’.

Further details and a list national organisations allocated funding under the Scheme to Support National Organisations 2019 – 2022 can be found on the Department of Rural and Community Development’s website here

If you have any queries about the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2019-2022, please contact the Pobal Helpdesk at onlinesupport@pobal.ie or call 01 511 7222