Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1186)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1186. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to each ABC centre in 2018; and the amount budgeted for 2019, in tabular form.; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13274/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme is a prevention and early intervention initiative targeting investment in effective services to improve the outcomes for children and families living in a number of specific areas of disadvantage.

It was originally designed as a time-bound, co-funding arrangement, led by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in conjunction with The Atlantic Philanthropies (Atlantic), with a joint funding allocation of €29.7m (2013-2017) . As of 31st December 2018 €38.7m has been invested jointly by the co-funders to the ABC Programme (€14.9m from Atlantic and €23.8m from DCYA).

In September 2018, the ABC Programme transitioned to Tusla as part of the national Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Programme (PPFS).

The figures below represent the total net grant funding paid to the ABC areas by Pobal and Tusla from January 1st to December 31st 2018, and the agreed full year budgets for 2019. While final 2019 budgets have yet to be agreed with one of the ABC areas, payments continue to be made, on the basis of confirmed expenditure in previous years.

ABC Centre

2018 Funding Provided

2019 Agreed Budget

Youngballymun

620,259

565,575

Northside Partnership PFL

1,032,411

1,074,766

Clondalkin Blueskies Initiative

425,627

489,073

ABC Start Right Limerick

838,522

862,683

Family Matters, Ballyfermot

429,476

521,691

Barnardos, Better Finglas

489,537

554,934

Genesis Programme, Louth

624,059

643,331

NCI, Dublin Docklands

670,769

796,100

Young Knocknaheeny

601,299

770,238

SPECS, Bray

308,839

374,566

Tallaght West, CDI

1,183,572

1,487,694

DIT , Grangegorman

739,559

To Be Confirmed

Total

7,963,929

8,140,651