community text alert rebate

All Treats no Tricks with the Government Text Alert Rebate Scheme

Sendmode reminder of the Government announced community Text alert rebate scheme.

The community text alert scheme has been a great success in Ireland in recent years helping to reduce crime and keep communities safe. The scheme is run in conjunction with Muintir Na Tíre and An Garda Síochána. In late September it was announced by Frances Fitzgerald the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality that there would be funds available to help existing groups already set up under this initiative. This will be in the form of a rebate and individual groups must apply through Muintir Na Tíre.

There is €100,000 allocated and almost 1000 groups eligible to apply for this rebate. Each group that applies and satisfies the requirements will get a minimum of €100. The closing date for applicants is fast approaching. Closing date is 31st October 2016. Payments will be made by the end of the year. Applications can be made by submitting an application form via email or by posting it to Muintir Na Tíre.

You can download the Application form from the Muintir Na Tíre website at http://muintir.ie/text-alert-rebates/ You will need to provide receipts for any cost’s occurred from August 31st 2015 to 31st 2016, these will include

  • Costs of issuing texts
  • Cost of insurance

The completed application form needs to be returned to rebates@muintir.ie If you do not have email access you may post to Muintir Na Tíre, Canon Hayes House, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town. Applications must be submitted on or before 31 October 2016.

The community scheme has become very popular in the last few years. Sendmode are one of the two Muintir Na Tíre http://muintir.ie/ accredited text providers. The means that we meet their strict guidelines for handling and dealing with all information provided to us. It also means that you can be assured of a quality service and second to none support. Sendmode have 150 community groups using our service and the number continues to grow.

We have a very simple approach in that we only charge for text credits, there’s no subscriptions, or hidden charges. During the summer months when it’s traditionally quite this means you’re not being charged for a service that isn’t being used thus helping to keep the running costs down. We have numerous payment methods available to suit individual groups. In addition to receiving the Garda vetted alerts the groups can use the system to keep the community informed of upcoming events of interest if they wish.

With the winter months upon us it’s import to take some basic measures to stay safe. The best resource for this material is An Garda Síochána http://www.garda.ie/ have a look at their Crime Prevention page. This covers personal security, home security, and general security amongst other helpful topics. Information on setting up a community group can be found on the Muintir Na Tíre website.

For more information about Sendmode’s Community Text Alert Service please visit http://www.sendmode.com/community-text-alerts.

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Thanks,
John