Dáil Éireann - Volume 503 - 31 March, 1999
Written Answers. - Grant Aid.
Mrs. Owen Mrs. Owen
113. Mrs. Owen asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs if a group (details supplied) in County Monaghan is eligible for funding to assist it in its work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9399/99]
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs (Mr. D. Ahern): The group referred to in the Deputy's question has applied, under the 1999 scheme of grants for locally-based community and family support groups, for funding towards the cost of a three year personal training and development programme. The closing date  for receipt of these applications was 12 March 1999.
As the Deputy can appreciate processing of these applications will take some time and my Department will be in touch with the group concerned as soon as a decision has been made regarding this application.
I am aware that the group concerned also intends applying for core funding from my Department. This funding is made available under the scheme of grants to locally-based community and family support groups, and is available to more established and developed groups with a specific anti-poverty focus, who work with a wider group of disadvantaged people and have the potential to make substantial impact in their local communities with enhanced funding. Funding under this programme can be used for the group's programme of activities and/or to recruit a co-ordinator or development worker.
Applications received under this scheme are assessed by my Department. My Department will be in touch with the group concerned in this regard as soon as any application under this heading is received and a decision has been made.
Dáil Éireann 503 Written Answers. Grant Aid.