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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 29 April 2021

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Questions (181)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

181. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a further round of Covid-19 stability funding will be made available in 2021; if so, the expected date applications will open; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22399/21]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Government is aware of the challenges facing community and voluntary organisations and is committed to working closely with the sector in managing through these, recognising that it will require a whole of Government approach. I am pleased confirm that an additional €10m has been allocated to the Stability Fund as part of the revised Resilience and Recovery plan announced on Tuesday 23rd February by the Taoiseach.

Please find further information at the press release below: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/57730-ministers-humphreys-mcgrath-and-obrien-announce-10-million-in-covid-stability-funding-for-community-and-voluntary-groups/

I plan to make an announcement on the launch of the application process shortly, with further details on how eligible organisations can apply for this funding. Pobal will again act as implementing partners, providing an online application portal. 

I would encourage organisations to continue to engage with their Local Authorities and Local Development Companies, and to check on the Gov.ie website so that they are aware of funding opportunities as they become available.

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