Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (62)

Brendan Smith

Question:

62. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will outline the proposed disbursement of funding under the emigrants support programme for 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12264/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The 2013 grant round closed on 20 February with applications for 358 projects received from 17 countries. The assessment process, which is carried out in conjunction with our missions abroad, is now underway. The focus of the 2013 grants will be on supporting key frontline welfare and advisory services and on projects aimed at supporting new arrivals.