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National LGBTI+ Strategy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 20 May 2020

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (503)

Cian O'Callaghan


503. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of additional funding that has been made available to LGBTI+ community services for 2020 in line with action 6.2 of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy 2019–2021 (details supplied); the breakdown of the additional funding provided to each LGBTI+ community service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6975/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

On 9 October 2019, I announced that additional funding for LGBTI+ initiatives of €0.7m over the 2019 provision had been made available in Budget 2020 to support implementation of the LGBTI+ Strategy in 2020.

A Committee is being appointed to oversee the implementation of the Strategy and details of its membership will soon be announced.

In line with the commitments in the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy, my Department has commenced work on a mapping of LGBTI+ community services. A scheme of grants to support the sustainability of LGBTI+ community services is also in preparation. It is hoped to be in a position to launch this scheme this autumn;  the details of the scheme will be published in advance.