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Integrated Development of Designated Disadvantaged and Other Areas

The aim of this sub-programme is to empower communities in the most disadvantaged areas of the country to tackle in an integrated way the social and econommic problems which they face. Integrated means combining the various resources of the communities to enable them to overcome their own problems.

The intention is to accelerate local economic development and thereby increase employment, tackle exclusion and marginalisation resulting from long-tern unemployment, poor educational attainment, poverty and demographic dependency. The target groups are the socially excluded, the long-term unemployed and those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed, particularly disadvantaged groups such as Travellers, homeless people, those with disabilities, disadvantaged women and young people at risk.

During the 1994-1999 period £113.7 million is available for this sub-programme's projects and initiatives. Thirty eight areas have been designated as disadvantaged based on objective citeria such as levels of social welfare dependency, unemployment and educational disadvantage in each community. Support is channelled through Partnership Companies, Community Groups in other areas, and organisations representing or working on behalf of Travellers and selected organisations with the capacity to make a significant contribution to achieving the sub-programmes's objectives.

Actions to support the following can be funded:

  • Enterprise creation and development environmental and infrastructural works transport services.
  • Education and training services for the unemployed community development.
  • Related technical assistance.

Overall administration of the programme is the responsibility of:
Area Developemnt Management Ltd (ADM),
Holbrook House,
Holles Street,
Dublin 2.

Tel: (01) 661 3611

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