Contact your local TD using the template provided to re-iterate how important it is that we work collaboratively and see a Budget for 2021 that resources charities, community and voluntary organisatons and social enterprises to continue to provide essential services and supports to communities across Ireland.
The COVID-19 crisis showed us that without doubt, charities, community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises are at the heart of a strong country which supports the vulnerable. Budget 2021 must prioritise an economic recovery that is rooted in community so as to benefit all.
The COVID collective community response relied upon working together and plugging in to the existing, and well established national network of charities, community and voluntary orgs and social enterprise whose expertise are already used to reach those hardest to reach in every town, village and parish in Ireland.
During COVID -19 we saw that we can only be judged by how we treat society’s most vulnerable. We must now ensure we are investing in the areas that will support Recovery Through Community.
Read our full Pre-Budget Submission here.