Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (691)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

691. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the recipients of the funding allocated under the network support fund announced in November 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26681/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

What Works (formerly QCBI) is a Department of Children and Youth Affairs initiative which aims to maximise the impact of prevention and early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people. What Works will ensure that key groups working with children, young people and their families know what works, how it works, and it will provide an evidence supported approach to apply to this work.

What Works focuses on enhancing key areas as they relate to children and young people’s services:

- Data and Evidence,

- Capacity,

- and Quality in Prevention and Early Intervention policy, service and practice.

The What Works Network Support Fund announced in November 2018 aims to support organisations promoting evidence informed approaches to prevention and early intervention services, so that those working with and for children, young people and their families are supported in doing the right things, in the right way and at the right time. Subject to funding availability, this funding scheme will be open to applications until 5 November 2019 and awards will be announced on a rolling basis.

To date some €260,000 has been awarded to successful applicants under the What Works Network Support Fund. The recipients of funding thus far are listed below in tabular form for each of the years 2018 and 2019.

2018

Organisation

Amount Awarded

County

GOSHH Ireland CLG

2,000.00

Co Limerick

Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN)

2,000.00

Co Dublin

Cavan County Childcare Committee CLG

1,600.00

Co Cavan

Total amount approved for funding 2018:

5,600.00

2019

Organisation

Amount Awarded

County

Breaking Through Company Limited by Guarantee

13,200.00

Co Kildare

Cavan County Council Arts Office

20,000.00

Co Cavan

CASP CSMT

9,000.00

Co Limerick

DESSA (Disability Equality Specialist Support)

5,704.00

Co Dublin (for CYPSCS Donegal)

Barnardos Cork

7,475.00

Co Cork

Tusla (on behalf of Limerick CYPSC)

20,000.00

Co Limerick

Children in Hospital Ireland

18,000.00

Co Dublin

The Social and Health Education Project CLG

20,000.00

Co Cork

GOSHH Ireland CLG

10,000.00

Co Limerick

Children's Grief Centre

10,000.00

Co Limerick

The Parenting Network

20,000.00

Co Dublin

Sligo Family Support CLG

15,000.00

Co Sligo

Limerick Youth Service (on behalf of West Limerick Youth and Community Workers Network (WLYCWN)

2,629.00

Co Limerick

Ballymun Network for Assisting Children & Young People (BNACYP) (Ballymun Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force)

8,400.00

Co Dublin

Children's Research Network (Trinity College Dublin)

13,350.00

Co Dublin

Health Service Executive Dublin North City and County Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Occupational Therapy Department

20,000.00

Co Dublin

Kerry CYPSC

13,000.00

Co Kerry

Prevention and Early Intervention Network

20,000.00

Co Dublin

National Forum of Family Resource Centres

10,000.00

Dublin

Venture Out Wilderness Project CLG

5,000.00

Galway

Total amount awarded for funding 2019:

260,758.00