The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD has announced that funding is being restored to a number of health, disability and other organisations for a twelve month period, following a review in relation to the SSNO scheme.
The funding is being made available to the majority of organisations who were unsuccessful in their applications under the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) but had received funding previously from it up to 30 June 2014 and submitted a valid application in 2014.
Minister Kelly is making available bridging finance totalling just under €1.3 million for a 12 month period to avoid a sudden and adverse impact on these organisations. The funding for each organisation will be restored based on their allocation so far this year.
Minister Kelly said: “While I am restoring the funding to these organisations for a twelve month period, it is essential that the time is used to find a more long-term sustainable solution to the funding problems of these organisations. In all, 30 organisations will have their funding restored until July of next year and the services and advocacy they provide should continue for that period.”
Funding is being made available to the following organisations subject to their reapplication being held valid
Migraine Association of Ireland €29,014; Asthma Society of Ireland €41,448; Dyslexia Association of Ireland €62,172;
Peter Bradley Foundation €41,448; Neurological Alliance of Ireland €49,738; Irish Stammering Association €24,868; Post Polio Support Group Limited €24,868; Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland €19,066; National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland €37,304; Arthritis Ireland €53,882; Union of Voluntary Organisations of People with Disabilities €45,592; MOVE Ireland €41,448; Genetic and Inherited Disorders Organisation Ltd; €16,580; GROW in Ireland; €16,580; Alzheimer Society of Ireland €62,172; Muscular Dystrophy Ireland €37,304; Irish Deaf Society The National Association of the Deaf €62,172; Irish Heart Foundation €41,448; Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland €49,738; Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland €41,448; Chronic Pain Ireland €37,304; Irish National Council of Attention Deficit Disorder Support (INCADDS) €33,158; Suas Educational Development €37,304; National Association for Youth Drama Ltd €29,014; Breaking Through €58,028; Carers Association €62,172; Muintir na Tíre €70,462; Show Racism The Red Card €29,014 New Communities Partnership (NCP); €74,606; Irish Mountain Rescue Association; €58,028. Total - €1,287,380.