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Youth Organisations (Grants)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the amounts paid by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland to the headquarters of voluntary youth organisations during the last three years; if he will give for each organisation getting support, the approximate current membership of these groups; and if he will list the amounts of grants and payments made by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland to youth organisations during the last three years.

[holding answer 14 December 1987]: The available information is as follows:

Name of organization

Current membership (where known)

1984–85

1985–86

1986–87

£

£

£

Brian Boru5832,408853
Down and Connor2,5001,65515,43914,503

Catholic boy scouts of Ireland

Dromore49172608
Derryowen9704,0319521,757
SperrinvaleNil653446
Aileach532NilNil
Erne1,5161,9232,464
British Red Cross608NilNil
Armagh1,0251,5602,1704,209

Catholic girl guides of Ireland

Down and Connor1,4033,6362,8724,700
Dromore5768941,1321,058
Derry and Raphoe1,650124660200
Church Lads' and Church Girls Brigade5,4803,7833,797
Church Youth Service Council5,97210,98616,275
Corrymeela10,94512,69311,144
Down and Connor Youth Council22,13016,24411,343
MENCAP (Gateway Club)4,2203,0607,698
Guysmere Camp6799571,298
Irish Methodist Association of Youth Clubs3,0004,3592,7863,326
Lisburn Sea Cadets403410538
Ocean Youth Club2,5885,9706,2257,425
Save the Children17,96113,9129,305
Voluntary Service Belfast17,77616,92117,653
Youth Hostel Association NI9,66611,35711,369
NI Youth Workers' Association492NilNil
Belfast Sea CadetsNil1,350Nil
Northern Ireland Youth Forum40027,92631,60034,384
Other Grants (Junior Sports etc.)260,963198,396159,854