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National LGBTI+ Strategy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 20 May 2020

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (503)

Cian O'Callaghan

Question:

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.

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