UPDATE: The 2019 Rebate Scheme is now closed for applications. Payments are currently being processed.

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, 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:

  • Have registered with An Garda Síochána using form TA1, before 31 August 2019.
  • Comply with the agreed Text Alert guidelines.

Eligible costs include the following costs for the previous 12 months:

– 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 31 December 2019 on the application form below and enclose evidence of eligible costs. This can take the form of an invoice dated anytime within the previous 12 months (ended 31 August 2019). Any final determination on what constitutes an eligible cost will be made by Muintir na Tíre.

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