Categories: General
      Date: 07 / 03 / 2014
     Title: NEW FUND LAUNCHED FOR MID-WEST REGION
JP McManus to donate €40 million in Grant Funds for Local Communities

and Non-Profit Organisations



JP McManus to donate €40 million in Grant Funds for Local Communities and Non-Profit Organisations

Details of a new Fund for the mid-west region were announced today, Thursday, 6th March by JP McManus. Valued at €40 million, the Fund will be managed as a sole entity, independent of any existing programmes sponsored by Mr McManus and will aim to support local community initiatives and non-profit organisations throughout the Mid-West of Ireland.

Chaired by Sue Ann Foley, the new entity will be operated by a select Committee Group working to enhance the quality of life in local communities.

The key focus areas will be on:

Commenting on the launch, Sue Ann Foley said, ”we are hoping to support vital community efforts to provide better economic and social futures at grass roots level and upwards. By setting up this Fund, we would like to provide an opportunity to focus on the less fortunate in society and direct funds where they are most needed. Much of the work undertaken by these charities and organisations is done without publicity and attention and their daily needs can easily be overlooked”.

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For Information: Diana McCabe/Colette Walsh; DMC Communications;
Tel: 01 2953519/0862500618/087 9908392. Email: diana@dmc-com.ie

Notes to the Editor:

Other Funding/Sponsorship Initiatives supported by JP McManus include: