Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed an allocation of €45,000 in funding for Kildare based organisation Sensational Kids. Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, announced a total national allocation of €1.648 million in funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund to 42 social enterprise projects across the country today.

“I am delighted that the work of Sensational Kids and their founder and CEO Karen Leigh has been recognised as part of this allocation.  I know from meeting many parents of special needs children the impact that the services provided by Sensational Kids has on the child, their parents and the entire family.

“Sensational Kids depends a lot on fundraising to provide the much needed services that they offer so I hope this funding will be a boost to the organisation and assist them in their future development plans.”

Since the establishment of the Dormant Accounts Fund in 2003, over €320 million has been approved for disbursement from the Fund for a range of projects across the Government spectrum.