Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1757)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

1757. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the details of the RAPID funding provided to each of the Dublin local authorities in 2019; the projects being funded in each case; and the criteria which applied to qualifying for this funding. [36814/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The original RAPID programme ran from 2001 and closed to new applications in 2011. In 2017, a nationwide re-cast RAPID programme was launched. All areas of the country were eligible for funding, and the funding was administered by Local Community Development Committees.

In early 2018, my Department completed a review of the re-cast RAPID programme and the Community Facilities Scheme (CFS). On foot of this review, I launched the new Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) in May 2018. It replaces and builds on RAPID and the CFS. Combining these schemes makes for a more flexible, streamlined and targeted approach to providing funding to those communities most in need, while reducing the level of administration involved.

CEP funding is administered locally by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) across the country, with support from their Local Authority. Information about the Programme criteria and projects previously funded can be found at the following link www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/e669d7-community-enhancement-programme/. CEP funding being provided in 2019 to the Dublin local authority areas is set out below.

Local Authority

CEP 2019 Amount

Dublin City

€212,306

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

€142,108

Fingal

€150,521

South Dublin

€169,399

€674,334