Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (192)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

192. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to establish a grant scheme to assist voluntary organisations with the costs associated with complying with Government generated regulatory requirements, such as mandatory training and vetting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33605/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department provides funding to national organisations towards core costs (salary and related overheads) associated with the provision of services through the Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community & Voluntary Sector.  There are no plans, at present, to establish a grant scheme to assist voluntary organisations, or any other organisations funded by my Department, with the costs associated with complying with Government generated regulatory requirements, such as mandatory training and vetting.