Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (135)

Anne Rabbitte


135. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of financial support provided to an organisation (details supplied) in each of the past five years; the non-financial supports provided to it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25739/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Galway Autism Partnership has been awarded funding by Galway Roscommon Education Training Board for the provision of the Community Education Programme. The funding is provided by SOLAS, the further education authority.

Community Education refers to education and learning, generally outside the formal education sector, with the aims of enhancing learning, empowerment and contributing to civic society. It is firmly community-based, with local groups taking responsibility for, and playing a key role in, organising courses and deciding on programme-content. It enables disadvantaged adults to avail of community education at minimal or no cost. This is usually allocated through the provision of teaching hours, or small grants, to a range of community and voluntary groups for educational activities.

The Galway Autism Partnership received €1,300 funding in 2018 and have not received funding before that date.