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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 338 - National lottery funding data [29528/17] [Alcohol projects]. (27 Jun 2017)

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338. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Health to set out in tabular form the national lottery grant funding that has been used to fund conferences, events and advocacy campaigns to tackle alcohol misuse since 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29528/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): My Department administered a National Lottery Discretionary Fund during the years 2008 to 2016 from which once-off grants for individual projects were paid to community and voluntary organisations providing a range of health related services.

 

  A list, in tabular form, of all the organisations that received lottery funding in each of these years is available on my Department's website.

 

  In 2015, my Department approved two applications for National Lottery funding as follows: €20,000 to North West Alcohol Forum for multi-disciplinary professional training; €25,000 to Alcohol Action Ireland towards the campaign to build support for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.

 

  In 2016, my Department approved one application for National Lottery funding: €75,000 to Alcohol Action Ireland to engage with the EU to build support for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

 

  My Department no longer operates a National Lottery Fund. However, the HSE operates a similar scheme and continues to provide grants to health agencies and other organisations from National Lottery fund.

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