Written answers

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

National Lottery

Photo of Paul MurphyPaul Murphy (Dublin South West, RISE)
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259. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the organisations that receive finance through the good causes Lottery funding (details supplied); and the amount that was received by each organisation. [3451/22]

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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Information requested in relation to organisations in receipt of Good Causes lottery funding is not available in my Department. The assignment of such funds is a matter for the individual line Departments with expenditure subheads part-funded by the National Lottery.

As set out in section 41 of the National Lottery Act, 2013 the National Lottery Regulator transfers moneys from the National Lottery Fund to the Central Fund of the Exchequer and in such amounts, as the Government may determine from time to time, including sports and recreation; national culture and heritage; the arts; health of the community; youth; welfare and amenities and the natural environment.

The Deputy may wish to note that I have recently commissioned a review of Good Causes lottery funding to consider the transparency and effectiveness of how funding is distributed and to ensure that it is best targeted in support of Good Causes. I expect that this work will conclude in the second quarter of 2022.


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