Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (397)

Finian McGrath


474 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if the maximum funding will be awarded to the Dublin branch of Down Syndrome Ireland to launch its new service.

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Family)

The family support agency administers the scheme of grants for voluntary organisations providing marriage, child and bereavement counselling services. I retain final responsibility for approving funding under the scheme. An application form for the 2004 scheme of grants issued recently to Down Syndrome Ireland. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 27 February 2004. Down Syndrome Ireland's application for funding will be considered having regard to available resources and the overall demand for funding.