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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 September 2020

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Ceisteanna (915)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

915. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands when a grant application (details supplied) will be adjudicated on and paid out. [23358/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Community)

The Government is aware of the challenges facing community and voluntary organisations and is committed to working closely with the sector in managing through these, recognising that it will require a whole of Government approach.

The Community and Voluntary Sector Covid-19 Stability Fund was intended to be a targeted once-off cash injection for organisations and groups delivering critical front-line services to the most at need in our society and in danger of imminent closure due to lost fund-raised or traded income as a direct result of restrictions to counter the spread of COVID-19.

This fund is providing up to €35million of funding through the Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF) and the scheme criteria aligned with DAF objectives to support:

1. The personal and social development of persons who are economically or socially disadvantaged; or

2. The educational development of persons who are educationally disadvantaged; or

3. Persons with a disability.

Over 1000 applications were received during the application period. Due to the considerable interest in the Stability Scheme and to facilitate prompt drawdown, applications were assessed in batches and funding has been released in tranches. To date three tranches have been announced, supporting more than 480 organisations with funding of over €25 million. This funding is supporting the delivery of many critical frontline services in every part of the country.

A full list of successful applicants can be found at the link below. Additional checks continue on a small number of organisations and a further announcement will be made shortly.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3957e-covid-19-stability-fund-successful-applicants/

I can confirm an application in respect of the organisation in question is under consideration and a final decision is expected shortly.

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