Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (154)

Joanna Tuffy

Question:

154. Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update in tabular form, of the grants from his Department payable in the year 2012 to non Governmental agencies based here or abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49328/12]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information requested by the Deputy is not centrally collated and would involve a very significant amount of administrative time to compile. However, details of public funding disbursements are made available in a range of publications on an annual basis. The Revised Estimates Volume, published annually by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, contains a significant level of detail, on a Vote by Vote basis, regarding funding allocations in the year of publication, together with details of funding disbursed by the Exchequer in the previous year. The Comptroller and Auditor General also publishes the Appropriation Accounts, which are the annual accounts of Government Departments. Additionally on an annual basis, my Department posts on its website details of organisations that are part-funded from the National Lottery. In this regard details for 2010 and 2011 are provided in tabular form at the end of this reply. If there is a specific body in which the Deputy has a particular interest my officials will request the relevant organisation to supply the relevant details insofar as is possible.

2010 National Lottery Funding from Vote 26 - Education and Skills

6.1 National Lottery Funding. Under subheads B.1 and B.14, a total of €1.06 million was grant aided in 2010 to support adult education and cultural activities. The subheads in Vote 26 from which the funding was paid are noted below.

Recipients of Funding from National Lottery

2010

2009

Expenses of Adult Education Organisations (Subhead B.1.)

€864,000

€941,000

Cultural Activities (Subhead B.14.)

€196,000

€207,000

Total

€1,060,000

€1,148,000

Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.1 - Adult Education

Sum received 2010

Sum received 2009

Aontas

€440,000

€477,000

National Adult Literacy Agency

€302,000

€333,000

People's College

€99,000

€108,000

Irish Countrywomen's Association

€23,000

€23,000

Total

€864,000

€941,000

Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.14 - Cultural Activities

Sum received 2010

Sum received 2009

Foras Éireann

€11,000

€11,400

National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

€108,000

€114,000

Feis Maitiú

€38,500

€41,000

Artane School of Music

€38,500

€41,000

Total

€196,000

€207,400

6.1 National Lottery Funding

Under subheads B.1 and B.14, a total of €1.04 million was grant aided in 2011 to support adult education and cultural activities. The subheads in Vote 26 from which the funding was paid are noted below.

Recipients of Funding from National Lottery

2011

2010

€000

€000

Expenses of Adult Education Organisations (Subhead B.1.)

854

864

Cultural Activities (Subhead B.14.)

187

196

Total

1,041

1,060

Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.1 - Adult Education Organisations

Name of Recipients

Sum received

Sum received

-

2010

2011

Aontas

435,000.00

440,000.00

National Adult Literacy Agency

298,000.00

302,000.00

Peoples College

98,000.00

99,000.00

Irish Countrywomen's Association

23,000.00

23,000.00

Total

854,000.00

864,000.00

Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.14 - Cultural Activities

Name of Recipients

Sum received

Sum received

-

2010

2011

Foras Éireann

10,500.00

11,000.00

National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

103,000.00

108,000.00

Feis Maitiu

36,700.00

38,500.00

Artane School of Music

36,700.00

38,500.00

Total

186,900.00

196,000.00