Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is responsible for the administration of the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Programme that involved the allocation of approx. €18m in 2020 towards the core costs of 121 existing FRCs.
I can inform the Deputy that my Department and Tusla have secured €0.62m in Dormant Accounts Funding for 2021 to support for the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Programme. This funding will allow established FRCs to carry out maintenance works, to purchase essential equipment and furnishings, and undertake additional works and service developments required to respond to the impact of Covid-19. The purpose of this funding is not for the establishment of new FRCs.
I have requested that Tusla respond directly to the Deputy with regard to any potential capital funding opportunities for the facility to which the Deputy refers.