t’s the Greystones hostel that has provided a thousand warm welcomes for 97 Ukrainians fleeing war in their home country.
And such generosity has seen Coolnagreina receive €801,357 emergency accommodation payments by the Department Of Children.
It’s the most paid out to any Wicklow-based provider of such accommodation, with the county as a whole receiving €2.8m.
The data was released by the Department as part of contract award notice, published on the EU’s procurement website.
“Providing accommodation for those who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine has brought many challenges that we have responded to in the past number of months,” Tiglin CEO Aubrey McCarthy told the Guide. “Doing so has been a privilege and has brought the community of Greystones together in a manner that we are proud to be a part of.
“Our goal has been to avoid the many pitfalls that are often associated with providing accommodation to displaced people and to ensure that our supports reach beyond accommodation and food.”
To this end, says McCarthy, Tiglin’s focus has been to provide:
• Community integration supports, • Employment opportunities, • Crisis care management • Children’s therapy services along with youth and family initiatives
There was also good news for another of Tiglin’s Greystones’ operations, as Rise At The Cove received financial support from Rethink Ireland’s just-announced Social Enterprise Start-Up fund.
Alongside Bray’s Common Ground and 27 others around the country, the Carraig Eden café will be sharing a total fund of €530,000, each getting €10,000 in cash and €4,500 in non-financial supports.
You can find out more about Tiglin’s work here, Coolnagreina here, Rise At The Cove here and Carraig Eden here.
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