Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (338)

Mary Wallace

Question:

424 Ms M. Wallace asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the time frame for the advertisement of the scheme of grants for locally based community and voluntary organisations for 2004; when the application forms will be available; the expected closing date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6678/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

My Department provides once-off grants by way of a scheme of grants to voluntary and community groups that focus on tackling poverty and disadvantage and enhancing community development.

Arrangements for the 2004 scheme are currently being finalised by my officials and I expect to be in a position to announce details in the coming weeks. The scheme will be advertised in both the national and provincial press.