AQW 39719/11-15


Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
North Antrim


Tabled Date: 03/12/2014
Answered On Date: 18/12/2014
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Minister for Social Development how much funding has been supplied by his Department to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups since May 2011.


Answer:
My Department has directly supported LGBT Groups through its Neighbourhood Renewal Programme; and indirectly through its Small Grants Volunteering Scheme; Laganside/Belfast City Centre Events Grant and through the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) part funding of the Advocacy Worker Project.
The tables below provide details of the Groups and the amount of funding from 2011 to date:
Neighbourhood Renewal Programme
Financial Year
Name of LGBT Group/s Funded
Amount of Funding (£)
2011/12
Strabane & Lifford LGBT Group
41,710.51
2012/13
Strabane & Lifford LGBT Group
42,120.19
2013/14
Strabane & Lifford LGBT Group
42,120.19
2014/15
Strabane and Lifford LGBT Group
42,120.19
Small Grants Volunteering Scheme
Financial Year
Name of LGBT Group/s Funded
Amount of Funding (£)
2011/12
Strabane & Lifford LGBT Group
1,300
2013/14
Strabane & Lifford LGBT Group
510
2013/14
Cara Friend
1,500
2014/15
Strabane & Lifford LGBT Group
1,300
2014/15
LGBT NI
500
Laganside/Belfast City Centre Events Grant
Financial Year
Name of LGBT Group/s Funded
Amount of Funding (£)
2011/12
Belfast Pride
4,000
2011/12
Outburst Queer Arts Festival
2,900
2012/13
Belfast Pride
7,000
2013/14
Belfast Pride
7,000
2013/14
Outburst Queer Arts Festival
4,500
2014/15
Belfast Pride
7,000
2014/15
Outburst Queer Arts Festival
4,500
Advocacy Worker Project (part funded by NIHE)
Financial Year
Name of LGBT Group/s Funded
Amount of Funding (£)
2011/12
The Rainbow Project
6,000
2012/13
The Rainbow Project
6,000
2013/14
The Rainbow Project
6,000
2014/15
The Rainbow Project
3,000