Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (189)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

189. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the name and location of all organisations which received funding from the dormant accounts fund since 2016 enabling them to purchase both small or large public service vehicles with such funding. [16844/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

While my Department has responsibility for the overall administration of the Dormant Accounts Fund, individual Departments are responsible for the administration of their own measures.

With regard to my own Department, since its establishment in 2017, the relevant measure is the Social Enterprise measure which provides funding to increase the impact of social enterprises by enhancing their capacity to deliver services and generate traded income. The funding is used to cover capital costs such as machinery, specialised equipment, refurbishment costs and vehicles, and has enabled the following organisations to purchase Public Service Vehicles since 2017:

Year of approval

Organisation

Funding approved

2017

Community of Lough Arrow Social Project (Co. Sligo)

€21,600

2018

Galway Centre for Independent Living

€73,920

2018

Lucan Disability Action Group

€35,109

2018

Vantastic (Dublin)

€50,880

The 2018 projects were approved in December and their plans to purchase public service vehicles are subject to the finalisation of funding contracts.

Details of all projects funded under the 2018 Dormant Accounts Fund Social Enterprise measure are available on my Department's website at: https://drcd.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/20180628-Action-Plan-2018.pdf.