Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (239)

Liam Aylward

Question:

380 Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when a decision will be made on the application under the equal funding scheme by a group (details supplied) in County Carlow. [25390/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment)

My Department received a total of 59 applications for ESF funding under the EQUAL community initiative, by the closing date of 17 September 2004. The EQUAL selection committee will meet on 17 November 2004 for a preliminary review of the selection process. The selection committee will meet again on 1 December 2004 to approve approximately 20 development partnerships for ESF funding under the second round of EQUAL community initiative.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the selection process in mid December 2004 with the intention of successful projects commencing activity in January 2005.