Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (277)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

277. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will request Pobal to accept a business plan requesting an increase to three full-time equivalents, FTEs, in respect of a club (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20609/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports around 400 community organisations to provide local services through a social enterprise model with funding provided as a contribution to the cost of a manager and an agreed number of full-time equivalent positions.  Some €46m will be provided under the programme in 2018.

The organisation in question is approved for funding under the CSP until end-December 2018.  In late April it submitted an application to Pobal for funding for the period 2019-2021. My Department has now requested Pobal to invite the organisation to formally submit a business plan, the next stage in the process, and a decision will be made in due course.