Carlow Women’s Aid Network secures additional Funding – Deering

4th January, 2017

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the announcement that Carlow Women’s’ Aid network will receive additional funding of €6,000. Carlow Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation providing support and information for adult women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence in the home or in close personal relationships.

“The work that this organisation does here in Carlow helps to reduce the trauma experienced by victims and helps them to move on with their lives. I am proud to support their invaluable efforts.

“This funding will assist the organisation here in Carlow in meeting the increasing demands for their support services.

“The governance of Carlow Women’s Aid has been enhanced recently, with new members joining the Board of the organisation. And Tusla is actively engaged with the Board and management at the organisation around governance and responses to service pressures.
At a recent meeting around service and funding arrangements, Carlow Women’s Aid agreed that they are in a position to continue to provide domestic violence support services locally.

In discussions with the organisation, Tusla has indicated there will be continuity of funding to Carlow Women’s Aid to ensure viability in the shorter term, pending a fuller needs analysis.
CWN offer a listening and support service which is free, confidential, non-judgemental and woman centred.

“Fine Gael is committed to using a strong economy to help make people’s lives better. Thanks to the careful economic management of recent years we now have the resources to target investments in key public services, that will make a real difference to people’s lives. Investment in supporting organisations such as Carlow Women’s aid is a crucial part of that.”