Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health the funding available through his Department to assist voluntary groups providing a community service in obtaining essential equipment to assist their projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
REPLY (Minister Leo Varadkar):
My Department administers a National Lottery Discretionary Fund from which once-off grants are paid to community and voluntary organisations, providing a range of health related services. If an organisation wishes to make an application for National Lottery Funding they should send in a formal application. Detailed procedures along with the application form for 2015 will soon be available on the Department's website at www.health.gov.ie.