It has been a fantastic start to the new year for Lifeline Inishowen, the Carndonagh-based domestic violence service, due to an award of €28,000 from the AIB €1 Million Community Fund.
Lifeline is one of seventy charities from across the country to benefit from the funding, having been successfully nominated by AIB customers and members of the public.
Service manager Mary M Doherty says the substantial five-figure sum will allow Lifeline to continue its vital work to support victims of domestic abuse across Inishowen.
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding. It means we can continue to provide support to families of domestic abuse.”
“€28,000 will support the continuation of our much-needed services, which include child and adult counselling, our volunteer training, our helpline and drop-in service, as well as our domestic abuse awareness campaigns.”
Mary said the funding is all the more special given that the public had a big say in where it went.
“This means so much more to us, as it was our local community and supporters who nominated Lifeline Inishowen for it. This means that the work and support Lifeline offers is being recognised by you.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the AIB Community Funding for this wonderful opportunity and to especially thank you, the members of the Inishowen community, for nominating us and making this possible.”
AIB launched the first €1 Million Community Fund in 2022.
The bank asked its customers and the wider public to nominate registered charities that connect with causes that matter most to them and their communities.
The charities which received the most nominations in each of the
five regions – Connacht, Munster, Ulster, Leinster and Greater Dublin – received funding.