Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (238, 239)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

330 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the regions throughout the country likely to benefit from grant or other financial assistance under the aegis of this Department in 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3412/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

332 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the extent to which urban or rural community groups in County Kildare are likely to qualify for grant aid under the various schemes run by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3414/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 330 and 332 together.

I refer the Deputy to my reply of today to his Question No. 199 seeking the total amount of funding available to my Department in 2004 for the provision of grant aid to urban and rural community groups. I have also set out in my reply the regions throughout the country likely to benefit from this financial assistance. While no specific allocation for 2004 has been made for County Kildare, unless outside a particular schemes remit, applications from urban and community groups in that county will be considered on their merits.