Under the scheme of community supports for older people, 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 approval must be received in advance from the Department before any work is carried out. Department records indicate that the last application under this scheme from the group in question was received in respect of the 2001 scheme. In October of that year a grant of £5,400, €6,856.59, was paid to this group by the then Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs, which was then responsible for the scheme. An application form and guidelines in respect of the 2004 scheme have been sent to the person referred to in the Deputy's question.