Friday, April 14, 2017

Grant aid available for CCTV systems

Grant aid for community-based CCTV systems is now available from the Department of Justice, writes Brian Byrne.

The aim of the scheme is to help communities prepared to install and maintain such systems in order to increase public safety and to deter illegal or anti-social behaviour.

The scheme will run for three years with funding of €1m being made available each year. The maximum grant available is €40,000.

The number of grants to be awarded is dependent on the number and quality of the applications in the context of the available budget for the scheme.

Projects will be funded to the level that is considered necessary to establish successful and viable CCTV projects.

Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has urged communities in the area to develop schemes and apply for the funding.

Guidelines for Application can be found here.

(Pic credit: Hustvedt via Wikipedia.)