Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Department of Rural and Community Development
851. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the new community centre investment fund for County Clare; if her Department anticipates significant interest in the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27848/22]
I launched the Community Centres Investment Fund on the 15th April 2022. This is a €15m fund to support community groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with the upgrade of their community centre facilities.
Applicants must register as 'users' at www.gov.ie/drcdin advance of submitting an application. The application process opens on 7 June 2022 with a closing date of 14 July 2022.
Funding will be on the basis of a competitive assessment process and there will be no set county allocation. Guidelines and a sample application form are available at www.gov.ie/en/service/fec91-community-centres-investment-fund/.
Applicants can register for information events and online, interactive support clinics in respect of the fund at www.gov.ie/drcd.