The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, has chaired this Wednesday the annual meeting of the local volunteer councilwhere he has announced that the City Council will allocate next year 200,000 euros in aid for associations and groups non-profit working in the city.

The first mayor has indicated that for the Consistory it is a “priority” to support all entities that provide services to the most vulnerable people in Estepona, so that they can further develop your programs attention to these citizens.

In this regard, he has indicated that the municipal budget for 2023 continues to have a marked social character and sets as one of its main objectives the care of people with more difficultiesso that “nobody will be left without their basic needs to cover”.

To do this, the economic amounts linked to aid and social programs for the most vulnerable groups continue to be ‘expandable games’ in case social circumstances so require.

The groups that will benefit in 2023 from this aid They are the Estepona Association for the Disabled (ASDIES), the Red Cross, Parkinson Sol, Estepona Solidaria, Volunteer Platform, Association of Patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue SyndromeBolillón Front, or the Multiple Sclerosis Association.

Likewise, they will be recipients Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s Patients, Cáritas Diocesana, the Estepona Association of the Mentally Handicapped (APRONA), the Peñas Blancas Women’s Association, Cudeca, the Association of Autism Victims, the Emaús Soup Kitchen, the ‘Onde Vamos’ Motorcycle Club, the Estepona 24 Hours Sports and Rehabilitated Alcoholics Foundation, as well as the different brotherhoods and fraternities of the municipality.

During the meeting held today with the representatives of the different social groups, García Urbano has thanked all of them for their effort and altruistic work that they carry out throughout the year to improve the quality of life of the neighbors with the greatest needs. For this reason, he stressed that the dDifferent social entities are “the best allies” of the City Council to reach the commitment that all people are served according to their needs.

In addition to financial aid, the mayor referred to the support provided by the Consistory in other matters, such as collaboration in solidarity acts organized by these entities and in the free transfer of municipal facilities for holding charity events. In addition, the Consistory discounts the Real Estate Tax (IBI) to social groups that have owned premises and provides fiscal support to those with fewer resources.

Also, the City Council paying for the telecare service and destines more than 300,000 euros to cover ordinary expenses (electricity, water, electricity or cleaning) from entities such as the Virgen del Carmen Nursing Home, the Emaús soup kitchen or the Estepona Association for the Mentally Handicapped (APRONA).

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