Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Rural and Community Development
I refer to the reply to Question No. 278 of 18 April 2019 which provided information on the amounts allocated to each local authority area for the schemes and years referenced.
The 2017 and 2018 amounts have issued from this Department to the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) that administer the schemes. The 2019 amounts will issue during quarter 3 of this year.
A list of approved projects for 2017 and 2018 was provided in the previous response, however, a list of the amounts paid out by the LCDCs to community groups is not yet available. To allow community groups time to complete the work necessary to draw down the funding, an extension to end June 2019 has been provided for use of these funds. In July, the Department will compile a list of the payments provided by LCDCs to community groups. A copy will be provided to the Deputy at that stage
A copy of the response to the previous question (No. 278 of 18 April 2019) is provided as follows for completeness.
Response to previous question (No. 278 of 18 April 2019)
The nationwide re-cast RAPID programme and the Communities Facilities Scheme were launched for the first time in 2017. €65,000 was allocated to and paid to each local authority area under each scheme, a total of €130,000 for each area and €4m across the country.
In 2018, these two programmes were replaced by the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which received total funding of €13m in 2018, including €0.5m that was ring-fenced for Men’s Sheds. The 2019 CEP has recently been launched with funding of €4.5m. The amount allocated to each local authority area is shown in the below table for 2018 and 2019. The 2018 amounts have been paid out by this Department. The 2019 amounts have not yet been paid out.
All of these three programmes were administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), with support from the local authorities. Local Development Committees (LDCs) were not involved in that process.
Lists of approved projects under the 2017 Communities Facilities Scheme, the 2017 RAPID programme, and the 2018 CEP are provided in the below links. In some cases there is a delay in drawdown of this funding by community groups, for example, due to a delay in completing the approved work. This causes a delay in having final figures for some areas. The Department has written to the LCDC in each area asking for confirmation of final amounts provided to community groups and will provide this to the Deputy when it is available. It is not anticipated that there will be any significant difference between the amounts paid out by the Department to each LCDC/LA and the amounts paid out by that LCDC/LA to community groups.
|Local Authority area||2018 CEP Allocation||2019 CEP Allocation|
|Dun Laoghaire Rathdown||€369,788||€142,108|
Details on approved projects for the 2017 Communities Facilities Fund are on the following link:
Details on approved projects for the 2017 RAPID programme are on the following link:
Details on approved projects for the 2018 Community Enhancement Programme are on the following link:
Details on approved projects for the 2018 Men’s Shed fund (under the Community Enhancement Programme) are on the following link: