Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (874)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

874. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the State or EU funding streams available to an organisation (details supplied). [19378/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department administered a National Lottery Discretionary Fund up to and including 2016 from which once-off grants were paid to community and voluntary organisations providing a range of health-related services. My Department no longer operates a National Lottery Fund.

However, the HSE operates a similar scheme and continues to provide grants to health agencies and other organisations from National Lottery funds, details of which can be found at https://www2.hse.ie/services/national-lottery-grants/national-lottery-grants.html

In addition to this, non-governmental and civil society organisations may be eligible for EU funding, provided they are active in EU policy areas and operate on a not-for-profit basis. The Representation Office of the European Commission in Ireland may be able to provide more specific details.