Written Answers. - National Lottery Funding.

Jim Higgins

Question:

122 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will consider lottery funding for the Western Alzheimer Foundation, Claremorris, County Mayo. [22208/98]

My Department received an application for a grant from the 1998 health allocation of national lottery funds from the Western Alzheimer Foundation on 13 August 1998.

This application for funding towards the provision of respite care to Alzheimer patients in the Western Health Board area is one of many still under consideration for a grant from my Department. The organisation will be informed as soon as a decision has been made.