There has been a very high level of interest in the Employment Initiative and this is reflected in the volume of applications which have been received. Each application will be assessed in detail by reference to the eligibility criteria which apply. As 196 proposals have been received to date under the Horizon (Disadvantaged) strand of Employment Initiative alone, their assessment will take some time to complete. The intention is to have the review of all applications completed by the end of June. At that time a letter will be sent to those who have forwarded proposals to notify them of the outcome. The proposal in question will receive careful consideration.