Premises Fund Announcement

23 May 2006

The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has sanctioned a further round of the Premises fund for 2006 which is open to LDTFs and RDTFs.

The fund*
Has been allocated a total budget of EUR 3.5m. for 2006. This figure
includes 5 projects sanctioned earlier in 2006 totalling EUR 345,000 and a further 4 proposals at final assessment stage estimated at EUR 244,000.

The budget available for the remainder of 2006 is in the region of EUR 2.9 million. No decision has yet been made on the level of funding available for the Fund in 2007.

* Focuses exclusively on premises where community-based drugs services aimed at drug users, former drug users, recovering drug users and their families are being delivered.


The relevant guidelines and revised application form along with details of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Capital Appraisal Guidelines introduced in late 2005 are available from this office or from your Local or Regional Drugs Taskforce office