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Funding for voluntary organizations

Catherine Byrne (FG, Dublin SC) and John Deasy (FG, Waterford) asked a series of questions about government funding for voluntary and community organizations (Dail Eireann, Debates 16th January 2014, column indicated).  Ministers gave the following top line figures for 2013:

 

Department Amount Reference column

Foreign Affairs & Trade €0.133m 718-720 (16 Jan)

Finance 0 735

Education & Skills €8.291m 763

Public Expenditure & Reform 0 775

Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation €0.045m 789

Social Protection Still not available 804 (and 268 21 Jan)

Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Collecting such information not justified 814

Communications, Energy, Natural Resources Unspecified 823

Environment, Community and Local Government €68.8m 843-852

Justice & Equality (lottery compensation only) €4m 866-7

Defence €0.91m 883

Agriculture, Food & Marine (animal welfare) €1.8m 896-914

Health (lottery grants only) Unspecified 944

Transport, Tourism & Sport Unspecified 949-950

Taoiseach €0.159m 140 (21 Jan)

 

> Additional figures given by Environment, Community & Local Government, 21st January, 319-323. 

 

The Minister for Justice & Equality was asked to list organizations funded by his department’s Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st January 2014, 339).  He provided broad headings, as follows:

 

Funding by Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (head D.8)

 

Year Sports Local authorities Faith NGOs Total

2008 505,000 817,019 77,300 2,790,395 4,189,714

2009 504,513 967,275 1,692,178 3,163,966

2010 398,235 1,219,573 1,216,790 2,850,598

2011 253,206 181,995 16,000 806,675 2,241,876

2012 175,000 156,240 964,604 1,295,844

2013 35,000 194,760 929,226 1,178,986

 

(More details of the organizations funded have now been published at www.immigration.ie, > funding > beneficiaries – ed).  In addition, co-funding was provided for the European Refugee Fund and European Integration Fund (head D.9).

 

In the area of dormant accounts, the Minister of the Environment, Community and Local Government gave details of dormant accounts over 2008-2012 as follows, showing the in-flows and amounts spent (figures rounded:

 

Inflow Spent

2008 €33m €73m

2009 €41.3m €37.6m

2010 €39.3m €20.3m

2011 €43m €8.4m

2012 €43m €4.1m

 

(Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th January 2014, 834).

> Funding of services of the homeless in Dublin 2009-2013: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th January 2014, 841.

> Funding of youth cafés: Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th January 2014, 471-2; 16th January 916-918.

> Funding for volunteer centres: Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd January 2014, 916.