Trim FRC announces Meta funding to increase digital skills in south Meath community

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Trim Family Resource Centre are delighted to announce receipt of funding from Meta (formerly Facebook). The cash injection recognises the value of Trim Family Resource Centre and its contribution to the south Meath community.


This donation will allow Trim FRC to enhance its digital presence and digital skills of staff members and community groups. Additional equipment and training will allow staff and volunteers to provide necessary support for families, parents, migrants, children and young people, Senior community members and the unemployed. These are especially important as communities adapt to new modes of living, where the opportunity for social interaction is less common, and digital communication has grown in importance.

Justyna Doherty, Coordinator of Trim FRC said: “Covid-19 has exposed Trim FRC’s limited digital resources and staff digital communication knowledge. Over the past 18 months, our staff have worked extremely hard to connect with families, with limited training and using limited technology equipment. This donation from Meta will help our staff and volunteers to upskill and boost their confidence when connecting with families online. It will also help raise awareness of our services locally and improve our online presence. We also aim to run Digital Skills groups for older members of the community so that they can access online support, join online courses and connect with family and friends online, which has become increasingly important since the start of the pandemic.”

Meta’s Data Center in Clonee has been part of the Meath community since 2016 when they broke ground on the data centre. Since then, Meta has invested in County Meath and its residents through a number of initiatives.

Aoife Flynn, Meta Community Development Manager, said: “We strive to be a good partner in our data centre communities and are heavily invested in the long-term vitality of Meath and its residents. We are proud to partner with Trim Family Resource Centre on the vital services they offer the South Meath community. We were particularly impressed with their vision to use technology to connect more widely with local families and older people, and to increase digital skills in the community.”

Anyone interested in hearing more about the plans Trim FRC are putting in place in 2022 is encouraged to get in touch with us on ph. 046 9438850 or via e-mail: info@trimfrc.ie or visit our website https://trimfamilyresourcecentre.ie/.

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