€42,000 for Teach Tearmainn to aid with supporting victims of crime – Senator Fiona O’Loughlin

Kildare Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed funding of €42,000 for Teach Tearmainn announced today. The funding announced by Government will support more than 65 organisations providing supports and services across the country.

Last October, the Department of Justice invited applications for funding from registered charities, voluntary community groups, and other organisations which provide services – or plan to provide services – supporting victims in the criminal justice system.

Applicants included organisations that provide support, information and advice on the rights of victims, outreach work, court accompaniment and crime victim helplines.

Funding is given to organisations that meet the objectives and that can show they have the required management and compliance policies and procedures in place.

Welcoming the allocation Senator O’Loughlin said; “We all know the phenomenal work that teach tearmainn does to support victims of domestic violence. They are there for women in their hours if need and I have always advocated strongly for greater support for the organisation.”

“There is no doubt that the cost-of-living increases have made things more difficult for the NGO, charity and community sectors to continue to provide their services. So I am pleased to see that the overall funding being made available for 2023 has increased to €5.8 million for 2023.”

Under Budget 2023, the Department of Justice was also allocated €6.09 million for measures to tackle DSGBV, including through awareness raising and campaigns and funding for perpetrator programmes.