Written Answers. - RAPID Programme.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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  494.  Mr. O'Dowd  Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the RAPID projects her Department has funded in this financial year; the amounts requested; the amounts granted; and the moneys allocated under her budget Estimates for RAPID in 2003. [23748/02]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  The RAPID programme is a cross-departmental initiative under the aegis of my Department. While there is no specific funding provided for RAPID projects in my Department, moneys are available through the family services project, employment support services special projects fund and the family resource centre programme, which can be applied in RAPID areas.

In 2002 to date five RAPID projects have been funded by my Department. A total of €175,900 has been requested and allocated or approved. The following table outlines the position with regard to individual projects:[343]

RAPID Area Project Funding Requested FundingAllocated-Approved
Tallaght Pre-employment training – lone parents €5,400 €5,400
Tallaght Provide NCVA accredited child care course €40,000 €40,000
North Clondalkin Capacity building and personal development training €10,000 €10,000
Dublin Cherish training course for lone parents €5,500 €5,500
South East Limerick Northside Development of information services €115,000* €115,000*

*Allocated over two years.

The 2003 funding allocation for the programme outlined has not yet been finalised.


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