Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Rural and Community Development

Community Development Projects

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Laois-Offally, Independent)
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416. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the organisations and groups supported by the scheme to support national organisations in the community and voluntary sector; the funding each has received from 1 January 2020 to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18015/21]

Photo of Joe O'BrienJoe O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Green Party)
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The Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (SSNO) is a key element of my Department's support for the role of the sector in contributing to the development of strong and vibrant civil society and in improving outcomes for those most disadvantaged. The scheme provides multi-annual funding towards core costs of national, community and voluntary organisations that demonstrate good governance and deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following: addressing poverty, social exclusion and promoting equality.

The current scheme commenced on 1 July 2019 and will expire on 30 June 2022. The scheme is administered by Pobal on behalf of my Department.

The total allocation for the duration of the scheme 2019-2022 is €18.8m. Funding has been allocated to 74 national community and voluntary organisations to cover the 36 month period of the scheme, as set out in the table below.

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