Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (852, 853)

Charles Flanagan

Ceist:

905 Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs if he will provide details on all funding made available to voluntary and community organisations that work with vulnerable children and families in 2009 and 2010 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48232/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs)

As the Deputy will be aware, my Department operates a range of grant programmes and schemes supportive of communities across the country, including vulnerable children and families, details of which are available on my Department's website at www.pobail.ie. Some of the schemes are administered directly by my Department, while others are administered on its behalf by various intermediary bodies and groups, where applications for funding are submitted directly to the bodies/groups in question.

In relation to the Deputy's specific request for details on all funding made available to voluntary and community organisations who work with vulnerable children and families in 2009 and 2010, I do not consider it feasible to provide such information in the format requested by the Deputy due to the level of resources required and the volume of work required to collate that information. If, however, the Deputy has a specific query with regard to a particular organisation or scheme, I would be happy to provide the relevant information.

Finally, may I draw the attention of the Deputy to the funding provided by my Department to the Family Support Agency (€33.5 million in 2010) to support vulnerable families and children. Details of the funding allocated and the work of the Family Support Agency can be accessed at its website at www.fsa.ie .

Billy Timmins

Ceist:

906 Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the position regarding funding for community development projects (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48425/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Given the constraints attaching to a ‘details supplied' Question, I am arranging to have details of the funding provided to the community development projects referred to by the Deputy forwarded to him directly.