Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Rural and Community Development

Community Enhancement Programme

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael)
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50. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the organisations in Dublin that have benefited in 2020 from the community enhancement programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43811/20]

Photo of Joe O'BrienJoe O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Green Party)
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The Community Enhancement Programme provides small capital grants to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.

I launched two rounds of the programme this year, the first in April with funding of €2m and the second in August with funding of €5m from the Government's July Stimulus Package.

Under the programme, funding is allocated to each Local Authority area taking account of the deprivation level in each area. The Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) then administers the programme to ensure funding is provided locally to the groups and areas that need it most.

In 2020, under the Community Enhancement Programme, Dublin received €1,430,245 in total.

The list of projects or groups that received funding in 2020 is currently being collected from the four Dublin LCDCs and I will provide this to the Deputy separately.

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