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Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 478.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will confirm the amount of national lottery funds allocated to his Department; if the funds are spent on [905]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. [17018/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The level of funding currently allocated for 2012 within my Department’s Vote from the National Lottery Fund is €6 million. This funding is allocated for the purposes of the Charitable Lottery Fund. The Charitable Lotteries Fund provides funding to private charitable lotteries whose lottery products are in direct competition with comparable National Lottery products. The funding provided under this scheme must be applied to the charitable activities of the organisation.

The following Charities received funding, amounting to €6m, under the Charitable Lotteries Fund in 2011: REHAB Lotteries, Gael Linn, Asthma Society of Ireland, Irish Cancer Society, Polio Fellowship, The Hanly Centre, FASI, Irish Lung Foundation Limited, ISPCC, West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation, Drogheda Community Services Trust, Irish M.E. Trust, St.Kierans Community Centre, Longford Cathedral Circle, Associated Charities Trust, Lyreacrompane Community Development Ltd, Mulranny Day Centre Housing Co. Ltd., Slieve-Ardagh Rural Development, Cappoquin Community Development Co. Ltd.

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