Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1682)

Anne Rabbitte


1682. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the full amount of funding provided to Tusla in 2019. [35433/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency receives annual funding from the Exchequer under my Department's Vote (Vote 40). The net core budgetary allocation to Tusla in 2019 is €767.348m. This includes a budget allocation of €17.194m for capital spending.

An additional €3.0m was separately allocated to Tusla this year to Family Resource Centres (1.5m) and to Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence services (€1.5m).

Tusla also receives budgetary allocations from other areas of my Department’s Vote, including Early Years Pre-School Inspectorate, Children and Young People’s Services Committees, What Works (formerly Quality and Capacity Building Initiative), The Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme, and Tusla’s Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) Programme. The funding allocated to these areas in 2019 is as follows:

Early Years Pre-School Inspectorate: €4.356m

Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) €1.686m

What Works (Formerly QCBI) €0.615m

Area-Based Childhood (ABC) Programme €8.2m

Prevention, Partnership & Family Support (PPFS) Programme €1.3m

Currently, the total funding being provided to Tusla from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in 2019 for all areas of expenditure is €786.505m.