Written answers

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Departmental Programmes

Photo of Fiona O'LoughlinFiona O'Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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194. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which the various programmes operated by his Department can be accessed by community and rural groups throughout north County Kildare; the extent to which applications have been facilitated in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5906/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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My Department funds a range of programmes and schemes that provide financial assistance and other supports to eligible community and rural groups throughout the country, including in north Kildare. These schemes provide much needed funding, support and assistance to communities at local level.

These include the LEADER programmes; the Community Enhancement Programme, the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme; the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP); the Town and Village Renewal Scheme; and the Community Services Programme.

All schemes delivered by my Department are open to applications from eligible parties during the relevant application timeframes set for each scheme/programme.

Full details of how to register or apply for assistance under these schemes and any eligibility criteria associated with each scheme, can be obtained online at my Department's website. This online information contains more details on all various funding programmes and schemes administered through my Department.


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