Thursday, 6 December 2018

Questions (268)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

268. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the grant and funding schemes operated by her Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51404/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

As part of its remit to provide information, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection administers a grant funding scheme known as the Grants Scheme for the Development and Promotion of Information and Welfare Rights.

In 2018, funding provided for the scheme amounts to €690,000.

The primary criterion specifies that any grant paid under the scheme is to be used to assist organisations in the provision of information on social services and in particular, social welfare services.

In 2018 three organisations benefitted from funding allocated under the scheme.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.