Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Health

Departmental Funding

8:00 pm

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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Question 452: To ask the Minister for Health if she intends running a scheme this year in which voluntary youth groups may avail of much needed funding. [17607/11]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Children; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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I am pleased to inform the Deputy that €1.035m has been allocated in my Department’s budget in 2011 to provide support to local voluntary youth groups under the Local Voluntary Youth Club Grant Scheme.

This scheme is administered by the relevant Youth Officers in the Vocational Education Committees around the country. Letters will be issuing shortly to the Youth Officers notifying them of their particular allocation for 2011. The Youth Officers will then invite applications from local voluntary youth clubs for this funding. A maximum grant of €3,000 is available to any one group.

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