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Funding from Irish Aid to NGOs

Question 76: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide a list of non Governmental organisations which receive funding from Irish aid, the amount of funding received in 2010; and the amount they are budgeted to each receive in 2011. [Ref No:   15753/11]

Response from Minister of State, Ms. Jan O’Sullivan, T.D.(Department of Foreign Affairs) 15th June 2011

 The Government’s aid programme, administered from within the Department of Foreign Affairs by Irish Aid, is sharply focused on the reduction and eventual eradication of global poverty and hunger.  Our partnership with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) represents a very important element in this effort, reflecting the broad support among Irish people for the development programme.

In 2010, the Government, through Irish Aid provided over €125 million for the development work of NGOs.  This NGO funding is administered through a range of funding schemes covering long term development, emergency and recovery assistance and development education.  Significant recipients of such grants include Concern, Trócaire, GOAL, Self Help Africa, Irish Fair Trade Network, Christian Aid, Oxfam Ireland, World Vision, Action Aid and Plan Ireland.  These organisations received a combined total of over €77 million for their development and humanitarian work in 2010. As valued partners of the development programme, all these organisations are due to receive grant allocations of a similar size in 2011.  Decisions on final disbursements for 2011 are dependent on appraisal and approval processes which are still underway.

Additional funding is provided to NGOs under the development programmes from the nine priority countries for Irish Aid, where we have a commitment to long-term strategic assistance. Furthermore, a small grants programme is administered by eleven Embassies accredited to countries where Irish Aid does not have a bi-lateral development co-operation programme. In total, Irish Aid provides grants to over 200 NGO partners.

The following table provides a list of those organisations which received significant funding (over €100,000) in 2010 from funding schemes administered by Irish Aid headquarters and amounts confirmed to date for 2011.

Organisation  2010 2011 (to date)
 80:20 Educating & Acting for a Better World  €         380,234  €50,000
 Action Aid Ireland   €         850,000  €1,275,000
 AidLink  €         960,000  €480,000
 AIDS and Rights Alliance in Southern Africa (ARASA)  €         450,000  
 AIDS Partnership Africa  €         127,191  
 Banúlacht  €         100,000  €90,000
 Belun-CICR  €         350,000  
 Bóthar  €         100,000  €100,000
 Camara Education  €         400,000  
 Camfed International  €         200,000  €200,000
 Childfund Ireland  €         692,000  
 Children in Crossfire  €         780,000  €780,000
 Christian Aid Ireland  €      3,302,134  €3,184,618
 Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Ireland   €         778,594  €194,682
 Church Mission Society Ireland  €         495,856  €208,649
 Comhlámh  €         597,530  €363,190
 Concern Universal  €         250,000  €200,000
 Concern Worldwide  €    24,227,880  €22,765,000
 Crosslinks  €         101,899  
 Dóchas  €         242,964  €250,000
 ECPAT International  €         150,000  €150,000
 Friends in Ireland  €         171,639  €79,539
 Friends of Hospice Uganda (Ireland)  €         298,368  
 Friends of Londiani  €         193,400  €192,000
 Frontline  €         450,000  €225,000
 Galway One World Centre  €         117,853  €79,369
 Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation  €         250,000  
 Global Witness Trust Ltd  €         194,600  €199,800
 Goal   €    17,029,347  €15,679,600
 Gorta  €         150,000  €150,000
 Habitat for Humanity Ireland  €         175,836  
 HALO Trust  €      1,400,000  
 Handicap International  €         338,488  
 Haven Community Foundation  €         100,000  €200,000
 Health Economics and AIDS Research Division  €         400,000  
 Health Poverty Action (formerly Health Unlimited)   €         300,000  
 HelpAge International  €         500,000  
 IDEA (Irish Development Education Association)  €         180,000  €118,000
 Institut Panos Paris  €         150,000  
 International Alert  €         100,000  
 International Commission of Jurists  €         158,800  
 International Crisis Group  €         100,000  €100,000
 International Federation for Human Rights  €         200,000  €200,000
 International Institute for Environment and Development   €         550,000  €550,000
 International Rescue Committee  €         981,986  
 Irish Fairtrade Network   €      3,920,000  €3,074,000
 Irish Family Planning Association  €         207,000  €209,600
 KADE (Kerry Action for Development Education)  €         113,000  €115,000
 Link Community Development  €         156,381  €128,128
 LYCS (Lourdes Youth & Community Services)  €         164,826  €120,000
 Malaria Consortium Africa  €         257,566  TBC
 Mama Cash  €         240,000  €240,000
 Medecins sans Frontieres  €      1,325,000  €900,000
 Mercy Corps Scotland  €         250,000  
 MERLIN  €      1,764,883  
 Methodist Missionary Society  €         174,680  
 Micronutrient Initiative    €         150,000  
 Mines Advisory Group  €         400,000  
 Minority Rights Group  €         400,000  
 Northern Ireland Foundation  €         175,000  
 NYCI (National Youth Council of Ireland)  €         205,000  €225,000
 Orbis Ireland  €         200,000  €200,000
 Oxfam Ireland  €      2,277,503  €2,300,000
 Partnership Africa Canada  €         200,000  
 Plan Ireland  €      1,839,992  €850,000
 Playing for Life  €         134,900  €148,000
 Power4good Ireland  €         125,827  
 Progressio  €         700,000  €281,487
 Protea Education Development Project  €         114,732  
 Raising Voices   €         155,000  €75,350
 Right to Sight  €         100,000  €50,000
 Self Help Africa  €      2,802,500  €2,800,000
 SERVE in Solidarity Ireland  €         147,336  €143,860
 Sightsavers  Ireland  €         780,000  
 Social & Health Education Project  €         113,822  €122,346
 Suas Educational Development  €         110,000  €182,000
 Tearfund UK   €         546,000  €136,500
 The Carter Center Inc.  €         390,000  
 The Leprosy Mission Ireland  €         587,778  €303,030
 The Rose Project  €         200,000  €200,000
 The Support Africa Foundation  €         100,000  
 TRAIDLINKS   €         450,000  
 Transparency International   €         200,000  €200,000
 Trócaire  €    18,851,727  €17,920,000
 Valid Nutrition    €         450,000  
 VITA  €         700,000  
 VSO Ireland  €         960,000  €         480,000
 War on Want NI  €         400,000  
 WaterAid  €         136,625  
 Waterford One World Centre  €         126,500  € 95,000
 Womens World Banking  €         100,000  
 World Resources Institute   €         200,000  €200,000
 World Vision Ireland   €      2,292,519  €2,255,000