Three Waterford community groups benefit from €12,000 in funding
Three Waterford projects providing supports for those most at need during the Covid-19 crisis are to receive a combined €12,000 in funding from a supermarket’s community fund.
McGwire House in Lisduggan, the Waterford Foodbank in Ballybeg, and Oasis House in Ardkeen will each received a donation from Tesco Ireland’s community fund which assists local causes, helping those most affected by Covid-19
The charities have been chosen by customers and the local area community champions at the Tesco stores across Waterford. All the donations are going to community-based projects who provide mental health support services, supports for victims of domestic abuse, the homeless, and people experiencing food poverty are among those who will benefit.
Launched in July 2014, the Tesco Community Fund supports local causes in the communities around its 151 stores throughout Ireland. To date, the Community Fund has helped over 16,750 local projects by donating over €4.7 million in total.
Announcing the donations, Kari Daniels, CEO of Tesco Ireland said: “As the impact of Covid-19 runs deep into the communities around Waterford, we want to continue to support those most impacted.
“At a time when charitable revenues are experiencing a downturn, we hope that dedicating yet another round of our €120,000 Community Fund will help these good causes to continue to provide invaluable services to those who need it most in our communities,” Ms Daniels concluded.