The Red Cross in Benalmádena is one of the organisations that will benefit from the grant. / SUR

Benalmádena town hall announces 200,000 euro grant for local social associations

The initiative was announced by the mayor, Víctor Navas, who said the money had been approved to support programmes for people with illness or disability, and those in danger of social marginalisation

Tony Bryant
TONY BRYANT

Benalmádena town hall has allocated more than 200,000 euros in direct subsidies to social associations in the municipality in order to help them continue offering their services to those who need them.

The initiative was announced by the town’s mayor, Víctor Navas, and councillor for Social Welfare, Alicia Laddaga, who said the money had been approved to support programmes for people with illness or disability, and those in danger of social marginalisation.

The charities set to benefit from the funds are the Benalmádena branch of the Red Cross, Cudeca, and AFAB, an association that offers comprehensive care and therapeutic services for people with disabilities.

Others that will receive a share of the grant are the Spanish Association Against Cancer; Afesol, a socio-labour inclusion project for people with mental illness; and ASIS, an advice programme for migrants that offers a temporary housing program for people in danger of social exclusion.

The mayor congratulated the Social Services department for its “enormous effort” to help local charities who have continued to provide assistance to vulnerable people during “a pandemic that has tested our welfare state”.

“We are giving an adequate response, and proof of this is that, two years after the pandemic began, we continue to work and provide support to the social groups that do a great job in the municipality. We put at their disposal direct subsidies for programmes that contribute to the improvement of people's lives and that have an impact on the well-being of our citizens,” the mayor said.