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Modernisation Fund

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for the Modernisation Fund (a) have been received by the Department for Social Development and (b) have been successful. (78883)

The Department for Social Development has received 163 applications for funding from the Modernisation Fund Revenue Programme. The 40 highest scoring organisations have now proceeded to the final stage of the assessment process and are undergoing detailed economic appraisal. Successful applicants will begin to be notified within four weeks. All 163 organisations who applied have been contacted by the Department and advised of the status of their application.