Written Answers. - Youth Services.

David Stanton

Question:

149 Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 96 of 19 June 2002, the breakdown of funding provided to the 33 national voluntary youth organisations mentioned; the criteria used to provide the funding; the mechanisms which are in place to ensure proper use and value for money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14839/02]

The information requested by the Deputy is given in the following tabular statement. All application forms submitted by youth organisations seeking funding under the youth service grant scheme are examined in my Department in regard to proposed annual income and expenditure in respect of youth work programmes, staff and administration costs.

Decisions on funding are made in relation to the maintenance and development of the existing output and quality of youth service provision and the other priorities and demands made on the overall financial allocation for this scheme. An increase is included for pay aspects of the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness and in respect of inflation.

Payment of the annual grant-in-aid to youth organisations under the terms and conditions of the youth service grant scheme requires each organisation to supply audited accounts, an effectiveness report and membership analysis to my Department in respect of the previous year's programmes and activities. Final allocations will be notified to each youth organisation as soon as the required reports are provided to my Department.

Organisation

2001 Allocation£

2001 Allocation€

Proposed Allocation2002€

An Oige

139,635

177,300

187,078

Athlone Comm Servs

28,487

36,171

38,166

Catholic Guides

205,522

260,960

267,281

Catholic Youth Council

644,903

818,857

850,617

Church of Ire Youth Council

128,000

162,526

184,155

Peace Corps

59,153

75,108

79,250

ECO

79,912

101,467

108,023

Feachtas

68,119

86,493

97,986

Foroige

1,209,746

1,536,061

1,633,028

Girls Brigade

35,953

45,651

44,876

Interculture

36,385

46,199

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Irish Girl Guides

290,897

369,363

382,464

Junior Chamber

13,362

16,966

17,560

Macra Na Feirme

345,601

438,823

463,022

Nat Assoc of Youth Drama

75,293

95,603

103,288

Nat Fed of Arch Clubs

41,340

52,491

55,385

NYCI

381,433

484,320

499,122

National Youth Fed

1,512,131

1,920,011

2,038,531

No Name Club

79,610

101,084

106,658

Ogra Chorcai

422,892

536,962

565,814

Ogras

122,827

155,959

167,011

Order of Malta

36,608

46,483

49,046

Vol Service Internat

63,766

80,966

83,624

Young Christian Workers

72,139

91,597

97,837

YMCA

85,477

108,534

114,519

SAI

286,538

363,829

383,893

CSI

371,072

471,165

497,148

FISA

9,964

12,652

13,095

Comthraenail

11,035

14,012

14,502

Total

6,857,802

8,707,612

9,142,979

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Boys Brigade

12,150

15,427

15,600

Girls Friendly Society

20,912

26,553

29,935

Irish Methodist Youth Department

13,778

17,494

21,275

Presbyterian Youth

34,160

43,374

53,190

Total

81,000

102,849

120,000

Overall Total

6,938,802

8,810,461

9,262,979

An additional amount of €171,330 has yet to be allocated which will bring the projected expenditure for this scheme for 2002 to €9,434,309.
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