Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2825)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

2825. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to secure the future of a centre (details supplied) through multi-annual funding in order that it can continue to provide vital employment services to at-risk groups; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34515/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The centre concerned runs a community employment project which employs 49 community employment participants and 2 full time supervisory staff. It is currently in Year 2 of its three year plan. In total my Department is providing just over €2 million in approved funding in that period to the centre to cover community employment wages, participant training and training materials. The annual breakdown of that amount is set out in the following table.

2018 (Year 1)

€682,628.00

2019 (Year 2)

€687,355.32

2020 (Year 3)

€692,087.32

There has been no reduction in funding from my Department to this centre.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.