Dublin West TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced €55,000 in lottery funding for two community facilities in Blanchardstown.
Funding of €40,000 has been awarded to Coolmine Therapeutic Community to help with building a baby room with changing and sleeping facilities at Aisling House.
And funding of €15,000 is going towards the cost of funding a community awareness and capacity-building programme in Blanchardstown.
“I am delighted that these two organisations have qualified for funding. Coolmine Therapeutic Community has been helping people with addiction for more than 40 years. The new baby room, and changing and sleeping facilities will be very useful for its vital services to recovering addicts with young children. Often being pregnant or having a young child is a key motivational factor to come off drugs altogether,” Minister Varadkar said.
“The Jigsaw centre in Blanchardstown does excellent work with young people on mental health issues as part of the national Headstrong network. The funding will help it to continue building up its support services in the area.”
The National Lottery Grant provides once-off grants to community groups and voluntary organisations for the provision of health-related services. These grants help by supporting the investment and advancement of charitable and voluntary organisations throughout the country.
Both grants were recommended after an independent appraisal by officials in the Department of Health.