Minister Coveney announces €16.4m for the Community & Voluntary sector.

13 June 2016
By Tom Collins

Simon Coveney (Cork T.D)., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (13 June, 2016) announced funding of €16.409m over the coming three years to 70 national community and voluntary organisations.

The funding is under a new round of the Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector and it will run for a 3 year period until mid-2019.

At €16.409 million over the lifetime of the scheme, the funding is well in excess of the €10-11m estimate advertised at the commencement of the process.  The Minister was impressed by the high quality applications that were received for funding under the Scheme and was keen to make funding available to as many organisations as possible.

Funding to national community and voluntary organisations under this Scheme is to cover core costs such as staff, administration and ongoing running expenses. The organisations included operate in the health, disability, homelessness, children and young persons, older persons, equality and social inclusion sectors, amongst others.

Applications were invited from community and voluntary organisations that operate at a national level with evidence of a nationwide membership. The allocation of funding was largely based on evidence of need and value for money in order to ensure that the funds were allocated to the organisations where they are most needed.

Minister Simon Coveney from Cork
Minister Simon Coveney from Cork

Announcing the funding, Minister Coveney said:

“I am particularly delighted to announce today this substantial funding to 70 national Community & Voluntary organisations. This Government recognises the value of the great work carried out by such national organisations. This funding is over a three year period to allow organisations to plan for a more sustainable timeframe, which was a key request from the national organisations.

The Government will invest in excess of €16.4m over the next three years under this Scheme and I am confident that the many people who benefit from the work carried out by these groups will see the value of this investment”.

Table showing National Organisations Funded Under Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019

Organisation Allocation over 3 year period
1 National Youth Council of Ireland €253,122
2 Children’s Rights Alliance-Republic Of Ireland Limited €269,844
3 Children In Hospital Ireland €269,952
4 Care Alliance Ireland €253,036
5 INOU Limited €268,500
6 National Women’s Council of Ireland €270,000
7 Migrant Information Centre Limited €267,926
8 Age Action Ireland Limited €216,265
9 Free Legal Advice Centres Limited €270,000
10 Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups Limited €266,126
11 Irish Penal Reform Trust €268,874
12 Rotha Teoranta €269,768
13 Cherish Limited €270,000
14 Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency Limited €270,000
15 Community Workers Limited €269,648
16 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Limited €269,960
17 Parents Plus Limited €179,609
18 Irish Rural Link Co-Operative Society Limited €267,058
19 Irish Refugee Council Limited €268,752
20 European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Limited €260,503
21 The Men’s Development Network Limited €264,784
22 European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Ireland Limited €225,780
23 The National Network of Women’s Refuges And Support Services Limited €266,528
24 Arthritis Ireland €184,502
25 Simon Communities of Ireland €269,602
26 Mental Health Reform €269,085
27 Irish Deaf Society The National Association of the Deaf Limited €269,700
28 Inclusion Ireland – National Association For People With an Intellectual Disability €270,000
29 Active Retirement Network Ireland €262,951
30 G.L.E.N. Limited €265,788
31 Focus Ireland Limited €174,358
32 National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland Limited €204,806
33 Disability Federation of Ireland €232,338
34 Special Olympics Ireland €270,000
35 Irish Foster Care Association Limited €166,213
36 Down Syndrome Ireland €260,124
37 Immigrant Council of Ireland Limited €250,358
38 The Neurological Alliance of Ireland €269,402
39 Volunteering Ireland Ltd €210,354
40 Women’s Aid Ireland €239,584
41 Social Analysis and Action for Justice Ireland Limited €269,870
42 Breaking Through Limited €214,440
43 Dyslexia Association of Ireland €204,970
44 Family Carers Ireland €270,000
45 Barnardos – Republic of Ireland Limited €261,818
46 Chronic Pain Ireland Limited €110,635
47 Community Action Network Limited €266,224
48 Asthma Society of Ireland €208,028
49 Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support Limited €269,920
50 Irish Senior Citizens National Parliament Limited €265,066
51 New Communities Partnership (NCP) Limited €194,186
52 Irish Association for Palliative Care €150,428
53 Belong To Youth Services €269,990
54 M.O.V.E. Ireland €236,500
55 Grow in Ireland €153,576
56 Irish Council For Social Housing €84,445
57 Amen Support Services Limited €181,707
58 Migraine Association of Ireland Limited €102,996
59 Medical Research Charities Limited €242,344
60 Autism Spectrum Information Advice And Meeting Point Limited €200,707
61 Educate Together Ag Foghlaim le Cheile €268,994
62 Community Creations Limited €172,500
63 The Irish Hospice Foundation €265,926
64 Co-operative Housing Ireland Society Limited €219,426
65 The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland €270,000
66 Spinal Injuries Ireland €265,800
67 Irish Athletic Boxing Association €172,514
68 The Irish Environmental Conservation Organisation for Youth-Unesco Clubs Limited €210,894
69 Irish Stammering Association €118,010
70 The Irish Local Development Network Limited €262,000

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