Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions (308)

James Browne

Question:

308. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of SICAP funding awarded for County Wexford to date under the 2018 to 2022 programme; the amount of SICAP funding granted to programmes in each of the County Wexford municipal district areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25056/21]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

Under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), my Department provides funding to Local Development Companies to carry out work to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level. The work facilitates local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

SICAP is delivered in County Wexford by the Wexford Local Development Company, under the oversight of the Local Community Development Committee.

The total amount of SICAP funding provided to Wexford Local Development Company to complete work in County Wexford under SICAP 2018 – 2022 is outlined below. A breakdown by municipal district areas is not available as the information is not recorded in this format.

2018

€1,276,311*

2019

€1,701,748

2020

€1,752,800

2021

€1,752,800

*County Wexford was one of the area where the SICAP 2015 – 2017 programme was extended until 31st March 2018, so the 2018 allocation as stated above represents the allocation for the period 1st April – 31st December 2018 only. An allocation of €425,437 was made to County Wexford under SICAP 2015 – 2017 for the period 1st Jan 2018 – 31st March 2018.