By Cathy Elelman • 15 December 2019 • 15:45
COMMITMENT: The provincial government praised the social and cultural collectives for their dedication to the social well-being of Almerians.
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria website
ASSOCIATIONS across Almeria have benefitted from a fourth block of provincial government funding for social and cultural collectives.
A total of € 117,500 has gone to 19 business, culture and social projects this time, and
€275,000 funds to 55 projects in all this year.
Among the latest projects to benefit from the Diputacion de Almeria financial assistance were support for children with Asperger’s, campaigns to raise awareness about organ donation, help for families at risk, international cooperation and cultural and sporting activities.
The provincial administration said the funding reflects its “commitment” to “the social well-being of Almerians through the development of the projects and initiatives of associations which are dedicated in their everyday work to culture, sport and to those most in need.
Speaking at the formal presentation of the financial contributions, Diputacion president Javier A. Garcia told the representatives of the recipient bodies, “your dedication and involvement is fundamental for carrying out social and culture projects which otherwise would not happen.
“You reach where the administrations don’t and your work is unpaid, hence any help we can offer from this institution is a small thing.”
Garcia also thanked them for their “commitment to society, making dreams, wishes and projects a reality for many people”, describing them as “the reflection of a grateful and caring society, as Almeria is.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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