Minister O’Brien publishes the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2022

€55.5 million in funding to help address disadvantage

Joe O’Brien, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (12th November 2021) announced funding of €55.5 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund to address disadvantage right across the country.

Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to fund measures that address economic, social, or educational disadvantage and to support people with a disability. The 2022 Action Plan allocates funding of €55.5 million to 42 measures to be delivered across 10 Government Departments.

Launching the Action Plan today, Minister O’Brien said:

“I am delighted to launch the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2022 which provides funding of €55.5 million to help address disadvantage right across Ireland. The 42 measures approved for funding in 2022 will be implemented across Government and will help to address a diverse range of issues such as long term unemployment, traveller equality, youth disadvantage, migrant integration and probation supports to prevent re-offending.”

The Minister continued:

“Dormant Accounts funding makes a real difference to individuals and communities right across the country. The 2022 Action Plan being published today will help ensure that we can continue to support those who need it most during these challenging times. I am particularly pleased to see that €2.5 million is allocated for traveller initiatives and services across 5 departments.”

The Dormant Accounts Action Plan is available from here.