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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 9 March 2022

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Questions (142)

Carol Nolan

Question:

142. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Social Protection the details of the independent non-governmental organisations, including organisations with charitable status, non-profit organisations, religious bodies including churches, social enterprises, clubs, societies that her Department has supported with financial assistance from 1 January 2020 to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13247/22]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Expenditure for non-governmental organisations in receipt of funding from the Department in 2020 and 2021 was as follows:

2020

2021

Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

€80,000

€80,000

Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed

€255,000

€255,000

Community Law and Mediation

€350,000

€350,000

In addition, the following amounts were allocated in 2020 to organisations which made applications for funding under the initiative for the promotion of awareness of the annual United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The Deputy may wish to note that the groups may not have fully drawn down these amounts because of the impact of pandemic restrictions on planned activities.

Applicant

Amount Allocated 2020

All Together in Dignity (ATD) Fourth World - Ireland Ltd.

€2,854

Aster Family Support

€2,365

Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living

€1,500

BREFFNI

€2,500

Doras Buí

€2,550

Foodshare Kerry

€1,550

ICTU

€2,000

Irish 17 October Committee

€2,080

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership

€3,000

Lus Na Greine

€1,500

North West Simon Community

€2,800

Offaly Traveller Movement

€3,000

SAOL

€3,000

SICCDA

€813

Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP) Young SVP Programme

€3,000

Treoir

€2,700

Tullamore Community and Family Resource Centre

€2,770

Yola Hedge School

€1,400

The Deputy will also be aware that, under its Employment Programmes, the Department provides funding in respect of a range of schemes, including Community Employment (CE), Job Initiative (JI), TUS and Rural Social Scheme (RSS). The total spend for these schemes in 2020 was €491.9 million in 2020 and €461.4 million in 2021.

The Citizen's Information Board funds grants to Service Delivery companies. The spend in 2020 was €56 million and in 2021 was €51.3 million.

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