Deering encourages Carlow communities to apply for CCTV funding

27th April, 2018

 

Up to 60% of total capital cost available, up to maximum grant of €40,000

Fine Gael TD, for Carlow, Pat Deering, has today encouraged Carlow groups to apply for the Community-based CCTV grant-aid scheme announced by The Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, to assist communities in the establishment of CCTV systems in their local areas. Under the scheme, community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to 60% of the total capital cost of a proposed system, up to a maximum grant of €40,000.

Deputy Deering said: “I welcome today’s announcement by Minister Flanagan and urge all interested groups in Carlow, in both rural and urban areas, take advantage of the availability of this grant-aid scheme.  Full details of the grant aid package are available to download from the Department of Justice Website www.justice.ie and officials in the Department are available to provide additional guidance on the application process should that be helpful.”

The scheme was developed in line with a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to support investment in CCTV systems at key locations along the road network and in urban centres. The scheme is currently due to run until April 2020 with funding of some €1 million being made available each year.

Deputy Deering added: “The investment represented by the community-based CCTV grant-aid scheme reflects the value that communities, especially rural communities here in Carlow, place on CCTV as a means of deterring crime and assisting in the detection of offenders.
Community-based CCTV systems have proven to be of significant assistance in the prevention and detection of crime.  This grant-aid scheme is intended to supplement the existing network of CCTV systems”.