On 22 September 2016, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, launched the Text Alert Rebate Scheme. Muintir na Tíre will adminster 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 22 September 2016
- 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
Groups should submit an application to Muintir na Tíre before 31 October 2016 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.