Bank of Ireland has announced that several community and arts projects in Louth and Meath will be supported by it under a new fundraising initiative.
Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together funds will see more than € 825,000 in funding placed in community and arts projects across Ireland, with suicide prevention and LGBTQ + support receiving funding in Louth.
According to the bank, community projects that receive the funding will receive up to € 20,000 for projects covering literacy and well-being, as well as mental health, diversity and inclusion.
For artistic projects, they can receive up to € 10,000 in funding to support new works in the fields of music, theater, dance, traditional arts and visual arts.
Projects supported by Bank of Ireland in Louth include:
Declan Gorman, Sharon McArdle, Luca Truffarelli and Cara Holmes, Prison Notebooks, Louth, which is a new solo piece based primarily on the diaries and writings of Dorothy Macardle while imprisoned during the Irish Civil War
Autism Support Louth & Meath runs a project called ‘Fitness Friends’ which allows participants with autism to participate in a variety of different activities, each week, with the main aim of building their fitness as well as developing their social skills. and their self-confidence.
Outcomers Drogheda is an independent support organization providing confidential reception space, information, integration and advocacy for LGBTQ + adults in the Drogheda region.
SOSAD Ireland works to raise awareness and help prevent suicide in Ireland through six offices in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan, and through their helpline.
The funding received will help the group expand its online crisis messaging service and provide support to non-English speakers, including Latvians, Lithuanians, Russians and Poles.