Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (251)

Charlie McConalogue


251. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount granted to animal welfare charities in each year since the enactment of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 in tabular form; and the charities in receipt of such funding on an annual basis. [42850/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department has provided funding to organisations involved in protecting animal welfare since 1995, on an ex gratia basis, in order to enable these organisations provide a valuable service in the area of animal welfare.  The table at the link provides details of funding provided from 2014 - 2018.

An advertisement was placed in the national press on July 4th this year inviting applications for funding in 2019.  These are currently being processed and an announcement on funding is expected in December.   

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