Pobal currently provides management and support services to circa 23 programmes for four Government Departments, the EU and other bodies.

Pobal operates on the basis of a Framework Agreement with the Department of Rural and Community Development (lead department), and programme-specific Service Level Agreements with individual departments. Each year a Programme of Work is agreed with each Government Department for any work that Pobal is requested to undertake. Our management of work undertaken by Government is subject to the controls identified in the Code of Practice for State Bodies. The Comptroller and Auditor General audits our financial statements on an annual basis.

Details of the programmes we administer for each Government Department are detailed below –

Department of Rural and Community Development

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP); Community Services Programme (CSP); Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (SSNO); Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS); Dormant Accounts Fund; and the LEADER Programme.

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Rural Social Scheme; Tús; Gateway; Ability.

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Community Childcare Subvention (CCS), Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP), Community Childcare Universal Subsidy (CCSU), Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR), Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CSSR(T)); Training & Employment Childcare Programmes (TEC); National Free Pre-school Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE); Programme Supports Programme; City/County Childcare Committees; National Voluntary Childcare Organisations; Early Years Capital; School Aged Childcare Capital; Learner Fund/Bursary; Better Start; Access and Inclusion Model (AIM); Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund; Area Based Childcare (ABC), Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS).

Department of Health

Healthy Ireland Fund

Special EU Programme Body

PEACE