Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (41)

Fergus O'Dowd


41. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure outturn in 2018 under the social inclusion and community activation programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2989/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

€37.8 million was provided by my Department for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) in 2018. The programme runs for five years from 2018 to 2022 with the key objective of assisting the most marginalised in our society.

The programme is locally managed by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) and is delivered across 51 separate areas by Local Development Companies with expertise in providing social inclusion interventions.

In 2018, SICAP's targets required those companies to assist 1,954 community groups and 25,189 individuals. The mid-year review of 2018 indicated that the companies were well on course to meet their targets.