Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (442)

Catherine Martin

Question:

442. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health if funding from the National Lottery to organisations supporting polio survivors has been cut; if so, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21972/19]

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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.

The HSE operates a similar scheme and continues to provide grants to health agencies and other organisations from National Lottery funds. Accordingly I have asked the HSE to consider the matter and respond directly to the Deputy.