Written answers

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Schemes

Photo of Joe CareyJoe Carey (Clare, Fine Gael)
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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]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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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


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