James Browne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, has announced an extension of the Text Alert Rebate Scheme. Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships today, the Minister said “I am pleased to announce today that my Department will be providing €150,000 in financial support to Community Text Alert Groups in 2022, continuing this Government’s support for crime prevention in rural communities. Text Alert Groups registered with An Garda Síochána can apply directly to Muintir na Tíre, who administer the scheme, for a rebate of up to €350 on their 2021 costs.”

The grant will continue to be administered by Muintir na Tíre. Under the scheme, eligible groups will receive a rebate of up to €350 towards their operating costs. Groups can apply by completing a simple application form available here before 30 November next.