My second motion at March 16th Municipal District meeting “That this council requests a review of the system by which fund allocations are calculated for Residents Associations in the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District area as compared to the amounts allocated to Residents Associations in Naas with a view to informing and agreeing a fairer allocation of funds, whether from the municipal district budget or from retained LPT or other sources.
Report issued by: Ms P O’Brien, Senior Executive Officer, Economic, Community and Cultural Development. : The funding for Residents Association grants has been allocated in the budget for 2022 and the closing date for applications is Friday 11 March. The Community section will allocate funding based on the budget amounts and prior year methodology.
A Local Community & Cultural SPC subcommittee has been set up to review the methodology of calculating Resident Association grants and will report back to the SPC in May to identify possible alternatives to the current allocation and to explore an alternative approach to distribute funding in advance of 2023 budget.