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Over €19,000 in funding announced for Cavan library supports

Over €19,000 in funding announced for Cavan library supports

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development Joe O'Brien TD announce funding for library supports for marginalised, socially excluded and disadvantaged communities.

Published on: 20 Jul 2021

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O'Brien TD have announced €650,000 funding for library supports for marginalised, socially excluded and disadvantaged communities. €19,314 of this funding has been allocated to Cavan, €17,382 of which will come from the Department of Rural and Community Development and €1,931 being contributed by the Council. 

The funding, under the Dormant Accounts Action Plan, is designed to assist libraries in reaching out to older people, the unemployed and other marginalised, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups. 

Announcing the funding Minister Humphreys said: "Our libraries have responded magnificently to the challenges presented by the pandemic and continued to provide services throughout the past 16 months. This funding will help them to reach out and engage further with the communities they serve. The kind of programmes being funded through this initiative will benefit thousands of library users, young and old" 

Minister O'Brien said "I am delighted to approve these projects under the 2021 Dormant Accounts Action Plan. The projects are diverse in nature and target a multiplicity of groups. This funding package will build on the excellent projects which were delivered last year and also helps our public libraries to foster community and well-being and build community cohesion in their role as community hubs." 

The programmes funded in Cavan are as followed;  

Programme

Participating Community

Summary

Total Cost of Project

Magic of the World

Sensory needs Intellectual difficulties Deaf/Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Children with language development needs

This proposal supports a special multisensory artist residency at a school for children of unique abilities, some of whom have profound physical and learning needs, with specially developed workshops and performances which will sensitively respond to the particular needs of each child.

€3,600.00

Ballyjamesduff - Social and Community Mural

Early school leavers

Residents of deprived area

This proposal provides young people with an opportunity to engage positively with their town, using the town as a canvas to hold the dreams and aspirations of the young people in the form of image and word.

€1,700.00

Ballyjamesduff - Community wellness needs

New Irish

Older People

Amongst the community are refugees who have had to flee their country and they have identified a need for training which they hope to deliver also alongside this project to their community leaders

€600.00

Film Research

Early school leavers Unemployed Residents of deprived areas

This series of weekly photography, film-making and story writing workshops will offer young people the opportunity to discover and develop creative skills. The format would be informal and discussion based with an emphasis of group development and critical reflection of processes.

€2,674.24

Crafting a new life in Cavan

New Irish

A series of art and crafting workshops to facilitate creativity to strengthen and empower the refugee community and to build individual capacity to support long-term integration.

€1,700.00

Gentle seated exercises

Older People

This programme will improve mobility, flexibility, health and well-being in a group setting that is inclusive and fun for all.

€1,440.00

Dance for all abilities

Intellectual difficulties

Unemployed

Sensory needs

This eight-week programme will allow participants to meet as a group in a fun online forum to improve mobility, flexibility, health and well-being in a group setting that is inclusive and enjoyable for all

€400.00

Magic Table 360

Sensory needs

Age-friendly

People with autism

Provision of a portable Magic Table 360 projector including 24 months access to the Happiness Programme service package.

€7,200.00

Cavan Total

 

 

€19,314.23