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Departmental Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 9 March 2022

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Questions (142)

Carol Nolan


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:



Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice



Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed



Community Law and Mediation



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.


Amount Allocated 2020

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


Aster Family Support


Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living




Doras Buí


Foodshare Kerry




Irish 17 October Committee


Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership


Lus Na Greine


North West Simon Community


Offaly Traveller Movement






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




Tullamore Community and Family Resource Centre


Yola Hedge School


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.