Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 14 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Community Support Scheme.
Mr. English Mr. English
463. Mr. English asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the amount of money awarded to a group (details supplied) in County Meath for 2005, the amount outstanding to this group; and when same will be released to them. [5452/06]
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
Mr. N. Ahern: As the Deputy will be aware, decisions on the disbursements of funds from dormant accounts under the initial round of funding were a matter for the Dormant Accounts Fund Disbursements Board, an independent body established under the Dormant Accounts Acts. The board engaged Pobal, formerly Area Development Management Limited, to administer the initial round of funding on its behalf. Among the grants approved by the board was €112,000 to the group concerned for the purposes of delivering drug and alcohol misuse programmes.
Pobal is responsible for the delivery of grants on behalf of the board, including financial transfers and the monitoring of performance. In this regard, I understand that the group concerned has agreed a budget plan with Pobal and was paid the first instalment of the grant, €18,933, on 12 December 2005. Further instalments of the grant will be paid in accordance with the agreed budget plan, subject to the group concerned meeting its contractual requirements.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Community Support Scheme.