Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (186)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

186. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the current and capital expenditure allocated to each volunteering initiative and scheme administered by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the amount expended in each such volunteering initiative and scheme annually in tabular form; and the number of persons employed in the sector. [39250/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

My Department provides a cohesive framework of support for the community and voluntary sector. This programme supports 21 Volunteer Centres, 8 Volunteer Information Services in areas which do not currently have a full-time Volunteer Centre, as well as a number of national organisations such as Volunteer Ireland and Young Social Innovators.

Details of the allocations and amounts paid to the Volunteer Centres are set out in the following table. These allocations are paid in two annual tranches.

Not included in the table are two additional once-off grants provided in 2018, as follows: €85,000 for Boardmatch Ireland for the development of an on-line portal and training tool for potential Board members; and €115,000 to Volunteer Ireland for the upgrading of I-VOL and the development of an I-VOL smartphone app.

2016

2017

2018

2019 to date

Carlow Volunteer Centre

€100,575

€110,600

€110,600

€110,600

Clare Volunteer Centre

€80,000

€103,000

€103,000

€103,000

Cork Volunteer Bureau

€112,603

€123,800

€123,800

€123,000

Donegal Volunteer Project

€117,986

€129,800

€129,800

€64,900

Dublin City Volunteer Centre

€256,758

€282,400

€282,400

€282,400

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Volunteer Centre

€86,901

€103,000

€103,000

€103,000

Fingal Volunteer Centre

€104,263

€114,700

€114,700

€114,700

Galway Volunteer Centre

€121,148

€133,200

€133,200

€133,200

Kerry Volunteer Bureau

€107,951

€118,800

€118,800

€59,400

Kildare Volunteer Bureau

€110,000

€121,000

€121,000

€121,000

Limerick Volunteer Centre

€133,312

€146,600

€146,600

€73,300

Longford Volunteer Centre

€64,923

€90,000

€95,000

€95,000

Louth Volunteer Centre

€103,730

€114,100

€114,100

€114,100

Mayo Volunteer Bureau

€102,242

€112,500

€112,500

€112,500

Meath Volunteer Centre

€100,552

€110,600

€110,600

€55,300

Monaghan Volunteer Centre

€65,457

€90,000

€95,000

€95,000

Sligo Volunteer Centre

€94,900

€106,400

€106,400

€106,400

South Dublin Volunteer Centre

€155,528

€171,100

€171,100

€171,100

Tipperary Volunteer Centre

€142,169

€156,400

€156,400

€156,400

Westmeath Volunteer Centre

€104,741

€115,200

€115,200

€115,200

Wicklow Volunteer Bureau

€117,096

€128,800

€128,800

€128,800

Other Organisations

Volunteer Ireland – Core Funding

€410,000

€410,000

€351,800

€351,800

Volunteer Ireland – Volunteer Information Services

-

€100,000

€100,000

Boardmatch Ireland

€58,520

€58,520

€58,600

€58,600

Young Social Innovators

€210,000

€230,000

€240,000

€240,000

Focus Ireland

€57,210

-

-

-

Chambers Ireland

€30,100

€30,100

€30,100

€10,000

Other Award Ceremonies

-

-

-

€10,100

The Wheel

-

-

-

€5,000

Carmichael Centre

-

-

-

€5,000

Overall Total

€3,148,665

€3,410,620

€3,472,500

€3,218,800

My Department does not collect data on those directly employed in the volunteering sector. However, I can inform the Deputy that there are approximately 29,000 non-profit organisations in Ireland, 9,900 of which are registered charities. Research commissioned by the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) and carried out by Indecon in 2018 found that these charities directly employ 189,000 employees, with 100,000 of these directly supported by public funding.