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€66k Secured for Local LGBTI+ Services – O’Dowd

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed news received this morning that Outcomers have secured €60k and the Drogheda LGBTQI Support Group have secured €6k under the 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call.

The 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call for proposals ran from 22nd June 2022 – 20th July 2022. €1,209,832.35 has been made available in 2022 to support LGBTI+ projects through grant funding of €25,000 – €100,000 per successful Scheme A project and €5,000 – €10,000 per successful Scheme B project.

“Outcomers secured the monies through a Scheme A application and Drogheda LGBTQI Support Group secured their monies through a Scheme B application.

“I’m delighted that local Louth organisations will benefit significantly from the €1.2m national fund, improving supports and services for the LGBTI+ community is essential as we try to build a more inclusive and safe environment for everyone.

“I wish Bernie and the extended team in Outcomers and Peter and the extended team in Drogheda the very best in delivering their respective projects.”

Fergus O’Dowd TD

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OutcomersOperation Rainbow North East€60,000.00Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and BalbrigganLouth
Drogheda LGBTQI Support Group3 days a week club€6,000.00Multiple CountiesLouth

Notes to Editors:

The National Inclusion Strategy 2019-2021 adopted by Government and launched in November 2019, provides a whole-of-Government framework for identifying and addressing issues which may prevent LGBTI+ people from enjoying full equality in practice in Irish society. The Strategy is based on four thematic pillars providing a vision of an Ireland where members of the LGBTI+ community are visible and included, treated equally, healthy, and safe and supported. 

Positive visibility and increased non-stereotypical representation of LGBTI+ identities is vital to support long-term attitudinal change.

The 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call is an important element in achieving overall objective of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy.  Successful projects will assist the development of rural community infrastructure to be inclusive and welcoming of LGBTI+ persons, address gaps in LGBTI+ services and support existing LGBTI+ community organisations.

ENDS

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