Groups throughout region benefit from dormant account funds

Community groups across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim are to receive a total of almost €460,000 from dormant accounts funds.

€278,000 of the money will go to Donegal with €180,000 going to Sligo and Leitrim.

A dormant account is an account that has had no transaction by a customer for 15 years.

The Dormant Accounts Fund is a government scheme for the disbursement of unclaimed funds from these accounts.

They include life assurance policies.

The grants now being given out are going to projects that provides services or jobs in rural areas.

Donegal Fine Gael Minisater Joe McHugh has announceed that seven community groups in his county are to share €277,000 worth of grants.

They include Drimarone Community Development which is getting €27,373; the Foresters Hall in Killbegs which will benefit by €19,520; and the Association for the Developemnt of Pettigo, which will receiveed €21,000.

Four Leitrim projects will benefit.

They are the Organic Centre Company in Rossinver, which will get €22,000; the North Leitrim Glens Development Company in Manorhamilton (€29,537); Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre Company (€54,184) and Leitrim Warmer Homes Company, also in Drumshanbo, (€47,252).

In Sligo, the Community of Lough Arrow Social Project, based in Gleann, in east Sligo, is getting €27,200.

Sligo/Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin points out the money is going to help rural areas: