Dáil Éireann - Volume 685 - 17 June, 2009
Written Answers. - Community Development.
Deputy Joe Costello Deputy Joe Costello
Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the community development programmes in County Donegal; the funding provided to each group over each of the past three years; the number employed in each project; if cutbacks are proposed in 2009 in each group; if so, the number of placements lost; the projected funding for each group in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23848/09]
Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív
Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív:Following the recent supplementary budget, the current funding of €20.9m available for the Community Development Programme is less that in recent years. This has resulted in a reduction across the board to Community Development Projects of approximately 12% on 2008 levels and projects have been so informed.
In the context of a reduced budget allocation, all projects have been advised that front-line services and support to customers/beneficiaries should be prioritised over administration, overheads and ancillary costs.
 It is a matter for the board of each project to decide how best to continue to operate with reduced budgets including staffing numbers.
Set out as follows are details of the ten projects funded under the Programme in County Donegal including details of funding received over the last 3 years, indicative allocations for 2009 and the number of such staff employed by each project, as advised to my Department.
Question No. 61 answered with Question No. 35.
Question No. 62 answered with Question No. 58.
Dáil Éireann 685 Written Answers. Community Development.