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Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 251.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will confirm the amount of National Lottery funds allocated to his Department; if the funds are spent on specific projects; if so, the name of the project; if the National Lottery fund is allocated to the general spend by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17012/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The Revised Estimates Volume (REV) published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform provides summary details of programmes part-financed by the National Lottery and disbursed by relevant Government Departments and Offices. The REV provides these details at Vote subhead level and identifies the aggregate amount of National Lottery funding towards the programmes in question, together with the amount of Exchequer funding. For example the 2012 REV identifies that estimated total expenditure of €339 million will be financed by €220 million from the National Lottery, with the remainder funded by the Exchequer (reference page 245 of the 2012 REV).

€147,000 in funding has been allocated to my Department’s Vote for expenditure in 2012 which will be part-financed by the National Lottery. The allocations for specific recipients have not yet been finalised.

For the information of the Deputy I enclose details of National Lottery related expenditure disbursed by my Department in 2010 and 2011 in a spreadsheet.

2010 National Lottery Funding from Vote 26 — Education and Skills

6.1National Lottery Funding

Under subheads B.1 and B.14, a total of €1.06 million was grant aided in 2010 to support adult education and cultural activities. The subheads in Vote 26 from which the funding was paid are noted below. This expenditure is part-financed by National Lottery funding.

Recipients of Funding from National Lottery

  2010 2009
  €000 €000
Expenses of Adult Education Organisations (Subhead B.1.) 864 941
Cultural Activities (Subhead B.14.) 196 207
Total 1,060 1,148

[799]Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.1 — Adult Education Organisations

Name of Recipients Sum Received 2010 Sum Received 2009
  €000 €000
Aontas 440,000.00 477,000.00
National Adult Literacy Agency 302,000.00 333,000.00
Peoples College 99,000.00 108,000.00
Irish Countrywomen’s Association 23,000.00 23,000.00
Total 864,000.00 941,000.00

Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.14 — Cultural Activities

Name of Recipients Sum Received 2010 Sum Received 2009
  €000 €000
Foras Éireann 11,000.00 11,400.00
National Youth Orchestra of Ireland 108,000.00 114,000.00
Feis Maitiu 38,500.00 41,000.00
Artane School of Music 38,500.00 41,000.00
Total 196,000.00 207,400.00

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