“We wish to remind you the DCYA would like to emphasise the importance for all community services to continue to complete and submit FIRs to Pobal. These returns provide essential information that allows DCYA and Pobal to identify and help services to resolve problems. They also act as an informative tool for services in the effective planning of their financial future and highlight the real effect of closure due to Covid-19 on community services.
FIRs are also a key component of the assessment process for accessing sustainability funding. Services which continue to keep up to date FIRs and encounter a sustainability issue will therefore experience an expedited funding request process, as Pobal’s Case Management team will be better equipped to assess the service’s request for funding.”
If you require any assistance in completing the return, please contact your support officer.