Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (168)

Mary Upton

Question:

169 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if an application for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 for security lights for the front and back of their house will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8147/04]

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

The purpose of the scheme of community support for older people is to improve the security and social support of vulnerable older people. This funding is provided by way of grant aid to voluntary groups and organisations that have undertaken to identify those elderly people in need of assistance under the scheme. Under the terms of the scheme, grant aid is available towards the once off costs of purchase and/or installation of small scale physical security equipment and socially monitored alarm systems.

It is a condition of the scheme that applications cannot be considered from groups who have failed to submit outstanding accounts and reconciliation of expenditure for previous grants. The person referred to in the Deputy's question applied through an organisation whose application under the 2003 scheme was refused for failing to meet that condition. I attach for the Deputy's information a list of organisations funded under the scheme in the Dublin south region in 2003. The person in question may wish to make an application through one of these organisations in respect of the 2004 scheme, which will be advertised later this year.

File No.

Group Name

Address

Name

Tel No.

Amount Approved

No. Approved

11

Neighbourhood Watch Greystones

Ashgrove, Kindlestown, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Mrs. Jackie Quinn

01 2876014

129,798.00

320

21

Society of St Vincent de Paul (Conference of St Cecilia)

47 Dangan Park, Kimmage Road West, Dublin 12

Mr. Brendan Dunne

01 4555637

486.00

2

40

Castletown Community Alert

Arklow, Co Wicklow

Mr. Charlie Clonough

0402 37563

630.00

2

45

Lower Kimmage Road Residents Association

4 St Martins Park, Lower Kimmage Road, Dublin 6w

Ms Una Moriarty

01 4908630

172.00

1

110

Aughrim Community Alert

The Avenue, Aughrim, Co Wicklow

Ms Kay Leeson

0404 20100 or 0402 36334

700.00

2

123

Dun Laoghaire — Neighbourhood Watch

c/o Dun Laoghaire Garda station, Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Ms Mary O’Keeffe

10,200.00

28

135

Templeogue and District Active Retirement Association

30 College Drive, Terenure, Dublin 6w

Mr. Vivian Rynne

01 - 4906491

4,000.00

11

148

Carnew Community Care

Gorey Road, Carnew, Wicklow

Sr. Anne Killeen

055-26371/055-26510

7,600.00

21

184

Corbawn & Area Neighbourhood Watch

10 Corbawn Court, Shankill, Dublin 18

Ms Deirdre Cox

01 - 2821817

300,000.00

935

238

Society of St Vincent de Paul St Peter’s Conference

Fred’s Fashions, Upper Main Street, Arklow, Co Wicklow

Mr. Liam Walker

0402 - 31186

4,850.00

14

309

Hollywood Community Carers Association

Hollywood, Co Wicklow

Ms Marie Tutty

045 - 864289

1,400.00

4

333

Laragh & Glendalough Community Alert

Glenmacnass, Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Ms Denise Nolan

0404 45272

8,700.00

25

336

Slievemore Road Neighbourhood Watch

68 Slievemore Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Ms Teresa Balfe

01- 4651166

203,521.00

531

353

Glencree & Adjoining Areas Community Alert

Cloon, Glencree, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

Mr. John Burgess

086 2549417

430.00

1

420

Churchtown West Neighbourhood Watch

4 Oakdown Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Ms Mary McInerney

01 2951546 / 086 - 8329156

350.00

1

458

Avoca Community Alert

Cherrybrook, Kilmagig Upper, Avoca, Co Wicklow

Ms Bernie Ivers

0402/35179

1,600.00

4

674,437.00

1902