792. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the way in which funding from the community safety innovation fund will be allocated. [22067/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As you will be aware, Minister McGrath and I have agreed, in principle, to establish the new Community Safety Innovation Fund. The scheme, when established, will consider applications to allocate funds to community safety projects and other policy initiatives in the area including the work of the new Local Community Safety Partnerships.
It will reflect the significant successes of An Garda Síochána and the Criminal Assets Bureau in disrupting criminal activity and seizing proceeds of crime, by providing additional funding for investment in community safety projects.
The details of how the fund will be allocated will be finalised as part of the budgetary process.