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Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 538. Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  if she will confirm the amount of national lottery funds allocated to her Department; if the funds are [930]spent on specific projects; if so, the name of the project; if the national lottery fund is allocated to the general spend by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17009/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald My Department provides for the delivery of a range of youth work schemes, programmes and supports to the youth sector. Funding is made available to national youth organisations under the Youth Service Grant Scheme and to projects/organisations under the Special Projects for Youth Scheme, the Young Peoples Facilities and Services Fund (Rounds 1 and 2) Local Youth Clubs Grant Scheme, Youth Information Centres, collaborative programmes on Youth Health and Youth Arts, Gaisce- The President’s award and Léargas, the body established to administer international exchange programmes.

Funding of some €56.806m has been allocated for current expenditure through resources made available under Subhead B5 of Vote 40 for my Department which is part-funded by the National Lottery. Details of funding to youth organisations and projects part-funded by the National lottery are outlined hereunder. Youth Service Grant Scheme— funding is made available on an annual basis to 31 national and major regional voluntary organisations. The continued funding of voluntary youth organisations through the Scheme is intended to ensure the emergence, promotion, growth and development of youth organisations with distinctive philosophies and programmes aimed at the social education of young people. The funding provision under this Scheme in 2012 amounts to €10.929 million and is allocated as follows:

Youth Service Grant Scheme (YSGS) 2012 Grant
An Oige €198,559
Belong To — LGBT €98,437
Catholic Guides of Ireland €284,888
Catholic Youth Care €1,010,735
Church of Ireland Youth Department €197,868
Confederation of Peace Corps €141,692
ECO — UNESCO Clubs €134,643
Experiment In International Living €31,710
Feachtas €98,069
Foróige €2,353,117
Girls Brigade €50,043
Irish Girl Guides €420,598
Junior Chamber Ireland €18,638
Macra na Feirme €487,175
National Association for Youth Drama €112,038
National Federation of Arch Clubs €57,501
National Youth Council of Ireland €637,172
No Name Club Ltd €214,683
Ogra Chorcai €592,611
Ogras €205,000
Order of Malta Cadets €53,261
Scouting Ireland Ltd €939,971
The Boys Brigade €63,212
Voluntary Services International €88,754
Young Christian Workers €105,046
Young Irish Film Makers €64,312
Young Mens Christian Association €166,466
Youth Work Ireland €2,102,707
Totals €10,928,908

Special Projects for Youth — Under this Scheme, funding of €17.042 million is made available to organisations and groups for specific projects which seek to address the needs of young people who are disadvantaged due to a combination of factors, e.g., social isolation, substance misuse, homelessness, early school leaving and unemployment. Projects facilitate the personal and social development of participants thus enabling them to realise their potential. This aim underpins all programmes and activities of the Scheme. In addition, they present opportunities for young people to undertake actions corresponding to their own aspirations and to assume responsibilities within their local communities. Services are delivered by a combination of local youth organisations and local community groups. In general, these youth work initiatives entail consultation with the local community, the involvement of members of the local community in the management structure of the project, and liaison with other voluntary and statutory agencies operating in the youth service sphere. The allocation of the funds in 2012 is as follows:

Special Projects for Youth Scheme (SPY) 2012 Grant
Dun Laoghaire VEC  
Long-standing Projects €183,935
Loughlinstown/Ballybrack Project €93,106
Dun Laoghaire Town/Mountwood-Fitzgerald Pk. €85,022
Co-Ordination and Support €44,286
Total €406,349
City of Dublin VEC (CDYSB)  
Focus Ireland €700,714
Ballymun Youth Action Project €184,648
Ballymun Women’s Resource Centre €44,544
Ballymun Regional Youth Resource (BRYR) €44,544
Ballymun Columban Youth Project €87,859
Ballymun Travellers Project €69,031
Rialto Youth Project €155,293
Inchicore (St. Michael’s Parish) Project €106,621
Crumlin/Dublin 12 Youth Service/The Brú €95,600
Ballyfermot Youth Federation Project €97,033
Bonnybrook Youth Project €87,672
Donnycarney (Consolata) Youth Project €95,435
Lourdes Youth Project €100,229
Darndale Youth Project €93,835
The Cavan Centre (Kilnacrott) €87,852
Candle Community Trust Project (Ballyfermot) €54,342
Adventure Sports Project €101,827
Stoneybatter Youth Service Project €100,563
Donore Avenue Youth Project €141,016
Finglas Youth Development Programme €143,247
Trinity Youth Project €44,544
Priorswood Youth Project €87,859
Cherry Orchard Integrated Youth Service €184,249
YMCA STEP Project €87,859
St. Andrew’s Resource Centre €88,981
Administration,Survey and Evaluation €110,754
Travellers Youth Service €173,716
Pavee Point €72,052
Project Manager €40,728
Transition Support Project/Separated Children’s Project €80,929
Belvedere Youth Project €44,544
Total €3,608,123
City of Cork VEC  
Glen Youth Development Project (Foróige) €99,529
Mahon Youth Development Project (Foróige) €108,006
Cork Youth Encounter Project Youth Work Prog. €43,219
STEP Project (YMCA) €49,792
Churchfield-Gurranabraher Yth Dev Project (NYF) €93,106
Togher Youth Dev. Centre (Ogra Chorcai) €94,171
Farranree Youth Dev. Centre and Outreach (Ogra Chorcai) €88,325
Knocknaheeny-Hollyhill Outreach (Ogra Chorcai) €49,792
YMCA Youth Development Centre €49,792
Knocknaheeny-Hollyhill 11-15 (Ogra Chorcai) €99,583
Summer Recreation Project (Ogra Chorcai) €17,486
Ballyphehane and Cork NW €94,093
Bishopstown Special Project (Ogra Chorcai) €99,583
Strawberry Hill Youth Dev. Centre ( Ogra Chorcai) €94,171
Monitoring and Administration of Projects €26,227
Total €1,106,874
County Cork VEC  
Riverstown Youth Project €93,106
SKY Project (Mitchelstown/Charleville) €94,171
Summer Recreation 2000 €14,761
Beara Peninsula Youth Development Project €97,708
Cobh Youth Services Project €86,177
Total €385,923
City of Galway VEC  
Long-standing Projects €23,644
Galway Youth Federation, Westside (Youth Action) €82,028
Ballinfoyle Youth Project €95,891
Ballybane Youth Development Project (Foroige) €63,655
Tagaste House Project €123,518
Galway Youth Theatre Project €49,792
Bohermore Community Activities Project €49,792
Mol an Oige Youth Centre and Fairgreen Crafts €76,914
Le Chéile Westside €39,374
Rahoon Family Centre €41,551
Projects Development €54,342
Hillside Project for Young Travellers €13,309
Traveller Youth Project — Ballybane €94,171
Knocknacarra Youth Development Project €93,106
Total €901,085
Co. Galway VEC  
Youth In Action Project, Connemara €31,432
Total €31,432
Co. Leitrim VEC  
Mohill Community Youth Project €31,663
Total €31,663
City of Limerick VEC  
Limerick Youth Service Long-standing Project €73,121
Miscellaneous Long-standing Projects €37,593
Limerick Youth Encounter Project €23,173
Limerick Youth Theatre €60,721
Our Lady of Lourdes Community Youth Project €16,461
St Munchin’s Family Resource Centre €93,106
The Blue Box Creative Learning Centre €86,177
Total €390,353
Co. Limerick VEC  
Youth in Action Project, Croom €56,096
Loobagh Youth Project €93,106
Castleconnell Youth Project €93,106
Rathkeale €86,177
Total €328,485
City of Waterford VEC  
Manor of St John Youth Project €134,492
Grants for Local Youth Organisations/Annual Youth Services Grants €75,107
Children’s Group Link Project €107,151
Transport Service €36,970
S.H.Y. Project €94,171
Little Red Kettle Theatre Company Project €72,542
Waterford Youth Arts Ltd (Waterford Youth Drama Project) €93,106
Ballybeg Special Youth Project €93,106
Ferrybank Special Project (Foróige) €99,583
Traveller Youth Project €63,925
Administration €103,161
Total €973,314
County Dublin VEC  
Tallaght Youth Service (Foroige) €675,466
Blanchardstown Youth Service (Foroige) €388,074
Ronanstown Youth Service (CYC) €206,507
Clondalkin Youth Service (CYC) €84,972
Swords Youth Service (incorporating Baldoyle Youth Service) (CYC) €147,273
Disadvantaged Adventure Sports Programme formerly Outward Bound (CYC) €63,656
Lucan Youth Service (CYC) €99,312
CRYPTIC (Balbriggan) €93,106
Co-ordination and Administration (CYC) €65,980
West Dublin Parents and Kids Together (PAKT) €93,106
Youth Outreach 2000 Project, Baldoyle Forum Ltd. €84,142
Services to Young Travellers, Tallaght €86,177
Intel Computer Clubhouse, Blanchardstown Youth Service €71,368
Remember Us Youth Project €49,792
Total €2,208,932
Co Wicklow VEC  
Longstanding (Bray Youth Service)(CYC) €49,792
East Wicklow Youth Service €94,171
Little Bray Special Project (CYC) €49,792
Total €193,754
Co Kerry VEC  
Tralee Youth Work Development Projects €200,167
Total €200,167
Co. Tipperary VEC  
Roscrea 2000 Ltd €93,106
Nenagh Community Youth Project €93,106
Total €186,213
Catholic Youth Care  
Finglas Youth Encounter Project €30,758
Total €30,758
Co. Wicklow VEC — formerly CYC  
Ballywaltrim Youth Project €49,792
Total €49,792
National Association of Travellers Centres  
Provision of Youth Services (Local) €308,149
Provision of Youth Services (NATC) €122,772
Voice Magazine €18,700
Development Worker Post €93,106
Administration and Co-ordination €111,029
Total €653,756
Youth Work Ireland  
Athy Youth Project €74,267
Ballycane-Sarto Youth Project (Naas) €99,583
Clare Youth Service, Disadvantaged Outreach €69,955
Clonmel Youth Resource Centre Project €54,379
Coxes Demesne Youth Project, Dundalk €93,106
Co-ordination of Projects — NYF €63,751
Donegal Youth Service Youth Outreach Project €93,106
Dungarvan Youth Resource Centre Project €54,861
Ennis Literacy Project, Clare Youth Service €94,171
Fermoy/Middleton/Mallow Projects €193,623
The Gateway Project €93,106
Callan and Castlecomer Project €99,583
Killarney Youth Work Project €63,703
Leitrim Youth Project €93,106
Leixlip Youth project €99,583
Limerick Youth Service Resource Centre €308,688
Limerick Youth Service — Outreach Project €93,106
Limerick YS Special Social Initiative (2nd Chance Pr) €181,872
Listowel/North Kerry Project €94,171
Midlands Project, Athlone €95,359
Craobh Rua Youth Project, Dundalk €93,106
Mullingar Youth Response Project €93,106
New Oak, Carlow €99,583
North Galway (Tuam area) Project €49,792
North Mayo Youth Project €99,583
Ossory Youth, Rural Outreach €99,583
Galway Youth Federation East Galway (Youth Resource Centre) €49,792
Research and Training Project — NYF €49,792
Templemore/Thurles Youth Project €85,921
Tipperary Rural Outreach Project €75,514
Tipperary Town Youth Project €53,083
Tullamore Youth Development Project €93,106
Wexford Town Young Women’s Project €121,312
Wexford and Enniscorthy Community Youth Projects €145,679
Woodstown Activity Centre Project, Co.Waterford €22,034
Southside Community Youth Project, Drogheda €99,583
Newbridge Youth Project €99,731
Castleblayney Early School Leavers €88,571
Youth Development Project Loughrea €44,286
Gorey Community Youth Project €83,048
Ballygar Youth Project, East Galway/Roscommon €92,096
Laois Youth Services €93,106
Ballaghaderreen Youth Project, Co. Roscommon €99,583
Meath Youth Together Project €99,583
Kildare Youth Project €86,177
Shannon Youth Project €86,177
Sliabh Luachra/Castleisland Youth Project, Co. Kerry €86,177
Graiguecullen Youth Project, Co. Carlow €86,177
Curragh Youth Project €49,792
Total €4,538,156
Offaly County Council  
Tullamore Travellers’ Movement Project €48,771
Total €48,771
Tionscadal Oibre don Ogra  
Tionscadal Mhuintearas na nOilean €61,826
Total €61,826
Health Service Executive  
Sligo/Leitrim HomeYouth Liaison Service Project €49,792
Total €49,792
Co. Donegal VEC  
Daybreak Programme, Donegal Youth Service €86,177
Total €86,177
Co. Longford VEC  
Co. Longford Youth Services Project €86,177
Total €86,177
Co. Wexford VEC  
Youth New Ross Project €93,106
Total €93,106
Miscellaneous Projects Disadvantaged Youth  
Sheelin Project, Co. Cavan VEC €11,029
Foroige Development Officer, Co. Donegal VEC €93,106
Ronanstown Pilot Project €12,786
Foroige Development Officer North Co. Dublin €93,106
Donegal Town Youth Project (Part of former YIC) €65,450
City of Dublin Youth Service Board -Annual Grant €115,276
TOTAL €390,753
Grand Total €17,041,730

Youth Information Centres— Youth Information Centres, since the first opened in the 1980s, have provided a free and confidential service to young people and those who work with them, including parents, teachers, youth workers and social workers, on a wide range of topics. This includes information on rights and entitlements, employment opportunities and training, welfare benefits, health, accommodation and other matters. The service also helps those looking for advice and help concerning emigration and mobility within Europe. The centres operate as a first point of contact where information and public internet access is available under one roof. There are currently 32 Youth Information Centres throughout the country. The funding provision in 2012 amounts to €1.425 million and is allocated as follows:

Youth information Centres (YICs) 2012
Catholic Youth Care  
Bray YIC €54,445
West Cork YIC €53,303
City of Cork VEC  
Cork City VEC €83,108
City of Galway VEC  
Galway City YIC €63,430
City of Waterford VEC  
Waterford City VEC €54,445
Clondalkin YIC €54,445
Dún Laoghaire VEC  
Dún Laoghaire YIC €82,962
Athlone YIC €54,445
Letterkenny/Donegal YIC €148,003
National Youth Federation  
Ennis YIC €56,398
Kerry (Killarney/TraleeYIC €124,077
Kilkenny YIC €54,445
Limerick YIC €55,813
Naas YIC €54,445
Sligo YIC €71,780
Tipperary (Thurles, Tipperary) €54,445
WRYS Clonmel, Dungarvan €18,458
Wexford YIC €54,445
Roscommon YIC €54,445
Ballinasloe YIC €54,445
Monaghan YIC €122,807
Total €1,424,592

The Deputy might also note that Subhead C.6 of Vote 40 for my Department contains a provision of €500,000 in 2012 to support groups and organisations with an involvement in the provision of supports and services for children and young people under the application based National Lottery Funding Scheme. No grants have been awarded to date in 2012 under this funding stream.

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