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Community Services Programme, 2011-2013

The Minister Social Protection, Eamon O Cuiv, announced that the majority of community groups providing services under the Community Services Programme had received notifications in recent weeks and he soon hoped to consider proposals for the others (Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st December 2010, 822).  Traditionally, the programme funded 445 services.  In 2010, 315 were asked to submit updated business plans for 2011-2013, while 130 approved for 2008-9 were offered a rollover of their contracts for 2011-2013.
> Allocations to partnerships in 2010: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th November 2010, 248-9;
> Further revised estimates for Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs for 2010: Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd November 2010, 916 (this gives the latest figures and will give us a better picture of the likely end-of-year out turn);
> Funding of community fora: Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd December 2010, 974.