05/12/16

Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring T.D. approves over €1m of Dormant Accounts Funding

The Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring T.D. today approved €1.013m in funding for a range of measures being administered by the Department of Justice and Equality, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Department of Education and Skills.

Minister Ring stated: “I am delighted to be able to provide €1m in support from the Dormant Accounts Fund for a range of important measures.  I have approved funding of:

  • €408,000 to the Department of Justice and Equality for a pilot mentoring initiative with the Garda Youth Diversion Office, a Helpline services for victims of crime, the provision of services to victims attending court, and a campaign to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence;
  • €370,000 to the Department of Education and Skills to support the integration of newcomer students in schools; and
  • €235,000 to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for sports measures for disadvantaged communities to support the National Activity Plan in the following areas –
    • Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership     – €150,000
    • Limerick Local Sports Partnership                         – €45,000
    • Waterford Local Sports Partnership                       – €40,000 

The Minister added that Dormant Accounts funding seeks to support projects that are additional or complementary to existing services in areas of greatest need.  I believe that these projects perfectly match these criteria and are the type of innovative projects that will provide diverse supports for disadvantaged communities throughout the regions.

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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