Community Based CCTV
Department of Justice and Equality
Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to 60% of the total capital cost of a proposed CCTV system, up to a maximum grant of €40,000. Some of the key objectives of the Scheme are to enhance existing policing provision within the community, to assist in the prevention and reduction of local crime, disorder and anti-social activity and to increase community involvement in the provision of legitimate, integrated responses to prevent and reduce crime in local areas in association with appropriate agencies.
It is intended that the scheme will run for 3 years with funding of €1 million being made available each year.
Applications under the scheme can be made to the Department of Justice and Equality and the application form and explanatory material are available for download on the website of the Department at www.justice.ie.
The Scheme will not cover the installation of CCTV systems in exclusively commercial areas such as shopping malls, industrial estates, business parks etc., where that is the primary objective of a proposal.
It is not available to private interests such as clubs or individual groups in order to provide security for a specific building or premises.
It is not intended to provide funding to upgrade or replace existing schemes althoughconsideration may be given to applications to extend such schemes.
In order to qualify for grant-aid:
* the application must have been approved by the local joint policing committee;
* the proposal must comply with the CCTV Code of Practice which sets out the conditions which must be adhered to by applicants for grant-aid;
* the proposal must comply with the Garda Technical Specifications which set out the standard of equipment that should be used for proposed CCTV systems; and
* the applicant must have received an authorisation from the Garda Commissioner under section 38 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
Full details of the scheme and the relevant forms are available for download on the website of the Department of Justice and Equality at www.justice.ie.or Contact Ronan Ryan, Kilkenny County Council 056 7794928 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org