The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced almost €2 million in funding for four Cork-based organisations to implement aid projects overseas. Brighter Communities Worldwide, SERVE, SHEP (The Social and Health Education Project) and University College Cork (UCC) will receive grants from Irish Aid’s Civil Society Fund.
Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste remarked, “Civil society organisations play a unique role in ensuring that aid reaches those to whom it is intended. I am proud to see that four Cork-based NGOs have taken on this challenge. Each will bring their own unique contribution and I am sure they will bring about real change for those who need it most”.
Brighter Communities Worldwide, based in Midleton, will receive €780,000 over three years to build strengthened, healthier and more resilient communities in Kenya by improving access to health, education and employment opportunities.
SHEP, based in Ballincollig, will receive €270,000 over three years to work with its partner organisation Sahakarmi Samaj to support marginalised communities in Nepal to enable poor and marginalised communities to exercise their rights to essential services such as health and education.
SERVE, based in Blackrock, will receive €840,000 over three years to work with its partner organisation Young Africa to provide technical vocational education and training to marginalised young people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
UCC will receive €70,000 to build the capacity of the Irish development workers of the future through volunteer student placements in developing countries.
06 June 2018
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