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Charities Regulation

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 18 January 2011

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Questions (323)

Finian McGrath

Question:

371 Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will examine and support a matter (details supplied). [3022/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

My Department provides grant assistance in a range of areas to organisations which are registered charities. Details of payments to such organisations in 2010 are set out in the following table. (Other organisations may also have charitable status but the information is not available in my Department).

Year

Organisation

Purpose

Amount

2010

An Taisce

National Spring Clean Week,

260,000

Blue Flag and Green Coast Award Schemes

200,000

Green Schools

200,000

Green Communities Initiative

10,000

Participation in planning process.

70,000

Irish Water Safety Association

Grant towards running costs of organisation

539,000

Irish Blue Cross

National Spay Week

15,000

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Maintenance of Guard Dog Register

20,000

Birdwatch Ireland

Breeding Wader Grant Scheme

120,004

Birdwatch Ireland

Bird monitoring schemes and surveys

882,586

International Centre for Local and Regional Development (UK)

Contribution to research on spatial housing indicators

6,000

Range of conservation organisations

Civic Structures Conservation Grants Scheme for the purpose of conservation works on buildings and structures

793,215

Irish National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites

Contribution towards operating costs and annual subscription

29,242

Irish Architecture Foundation

Core funding and funding of specific architecture awareness raising initiatives

118,000

Irish Architectural Archive

Development of digital archive

32,000

Irish Heritage Trust

Core funding to meet establishment and operational costs of the Trust

436,000

ECO-UNESCO

Young Environmentalist Awards

31,500

Cork Environmental Forum

Core funding

16,200

Golden Eagle Trust Ltd.

Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle and Red Kite reintroduction project; Hen Harrier survey.

250,258

The National Grey Partridge Conservation Project

The National Grey Partridge Conservation Project at Boora, Co. Offaly

260,734

Shannon Dolphin & Wildlife Foundation

Shannon dolphin monitoring

11,960

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Cetacean monitoring schemes and surveys

104,359

Bat Conservation Ireland

Bat monitoring schemes and surveys

65,117

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Contribution towards operating costs

2,000

In addition to the above, my Department recoups to local authorities costs associated with the provision of accommodation and related services by voluntary housing bodies, some of which may have charitable status.

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