Thursday, 19 January 2023
Department of Rural and Community Development
400. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the reason an organisation (details supplied) in County Tipperary has been refused access to grant funding of €2,000; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2457/23]
In November 2022, I was delighted to announce funding of €800,000 to support Men’s Sheds throughout the country.
The initiative will see grants of up to €2,000 provided to over 400 IMSA registered Men’s Sheds nationwide to assist them with running costs such as electricity or insurance bills.
The individual grants will be distributed to the over 400 Men’s Sheds via its representative body, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA). The Men’s Shed the Deputy refers to should contact the IMSA for details relating to funding.
Separately, Men's Sheds can also apply for funding under the recently announced Community Support Fund (CSF). This €10m fund was set up to help small community groups with their energy/running costs but will also provide funding for small capital works projects. The fund is being administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) on behalf of my Department and interested groups should contact their local LCDC directly for further information.