Dáil Éireann - Volume 626 - 25 October, 2006
Written Answers. - Community Enterprise.
Mr. Noonan Mr. Noonan
Mr. Noonan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the plans of a society (details supplied) to develop a community enterprise centre; if he will approach Enterprise Ireland to increase the grant in aid which they  have already committed to the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34787/06]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: The allocation of funding under the Community Enterprise Centre scheme is a matter for Enterprise Ireland, the agency charged with the administration of the scheme, and not one in which I am directly involved.
Under the 2006 Community Enterprise Centre scheme, applicants in the BMW region could apply for funding up to a maximum of 50% of eligible expenditure, or €400,000, whichever was the lesser. Applicants located outside the BMW region, as in the case of Southill, could apply for funding up to a maximum of 50% of eligible expenditure, or €300,000, whichever was the lesser. Applicants in Clár areas were entitled to apply for an additional 5% funding.
Southill Development Co-op Society Ltd. applied for €300,000 in funding. This was the maximum amount allowable under the scheme for an applicant in the Mid West Region. Southill was successful in its application and was approved in full by Enterprise Ireland’s Investment Committee on 2nd June, 2006.
Dáil Éireann 626 Written Answers. Community Enterprise.