Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (26)

Martin Heydon


26. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the process to allocate 11 new family resource centres around the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8980/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

On Budget Day, I was pleased to announce that additional resources of almost €3.0m were secured to support the work of existing Family Resource Centres, and to facilitate the inclusion of an additional 11 community organisations to the Family Resource Centre Programme.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, administers the Family Resource Centre Programme.

Applications to the programme opened on 23rd October 2017, and the final deadline for receipt of these applications was 20th December 2017. Tusla has confirmed that it has received a total of 43 applications.

Tusla is currently assessing all applications, and applicants will be notified of the outcome of the assessment in March 2018.