UPDATE: The 2021 Rebate Scheme is now closed for applications. We will be I contact with applicants in the near future.

The Department of Justice has renewed the Text Alert Rebate Scheme for a further year.

Muintir na Tíre will administer this scheme on behalf of all eligible Text Alert Groups. The scheme will see groups receive a rebate on their eligible operating costs.

To be eligible, groups must:

  • Be an active Community Text Alert group. Activity may be demonstrated by sending messages, holding meetings, etc.
  • Have registered with An Garda Síochána using form TA1, before 31 December 2021.
  • Comply with the agreed Text Alert guidelines.

Eligible costs include the following costs for the previous period:

– Costs of issuing texts.
– Cost of insurance (to a maximum value of the standard Community Alert policy).
– Affiliation fees.

Groups should submit an application to Muintir na Tíre (rebates@muintir.ie – please do not use any other email address) before 30 November 2022 on the application form below and enclose evidence of eligible costs. This can take the form of an invoice dated anytime within 2021 (1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021). Any final determination on what constitutes an eligible cost will be made by Muintir na Tíre.

Form:

PDF: Text-Alert-Rebate-form-2021

Word: Text-Alert-Rebate-form-2021

Press Release:

Text Alert Rebates 2021 Web

Conor O’Leary (Muintir), Asst Commissioner Paula Hilman, Minister James Browne, Niall Garvey (Muintir).