A total of 20 women’s groups in Donegal have been allocated a total of €41,000 in Government grant funding.

It’s part of a round of grant funding for over 500 women’s groups nationwide that was announced by Government today.

The small grants aim to support these organisations to cover their capital costs, and to improve and enhance their facilities.

The full list of Donegal women’s groups to receive funding are:

Ardara LGFA – €3,000

Cranford Women’s Group – €3,000

Damhsóiri Dhobhair – €750

Donegal LGFA – €3,000

Donegal Women in Business Network – €1,000

Donegal Women’s Centre – €3,000

Finn Valley Guild Irish Countrywomens Association – €900

Finn Valley Women’s Football Club – € 3,000

Frosses Knitting Group – €1,000

Killaghtee Active Retirement Association – €3,000

Letterkenny Women’s Shed – €3,000

Mná Eascarragh – €3,000

Mothers and Others at The Bluestack Foundation – €3,000

Scoibal Ban na Rosann – €520

Scoibal na mBan – Gweedore Upstylers – €1,000

Sheephaven Patchwork & Quilters Guild – €1,000

Spraoi agus Spórt – €3,000

Volt House Ladies – €1,000

Women’s Collective Ireland – €3,000

Women’s Group – Ballindrait Badminton Club – €1,000

Making the announcement of the funding today, Minister Heather Humphreys said: “I am delighted to announce the successful projects today for Women’s Sheds, Groups and Networks throughout the country. These groups are working tirelessly within communities to provide both young and old with an outlet to socialise, upskill, relax and so much more.”

“I am constantly amazed by the work, community spirit and ethos of the many, many groups that give so much of their time to enhance and improve their communities. I want you to know that I see what you do and I hope that through these grants my Department can help.”

“The grants today may be small in value but to the successful groups they are invaluable – they can open up so many possibilities for so many people. I will continue to engage with the communities of Ireland to see how my Department can continue to support you going forward.”

“I would encourage all groups out there to check out www.gov.ie/drcd and see if you too can benefit from some of my Department’s programmes.”