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Civil Society Challenge Fund: Northern Ireland

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many organisations from Northern Ireland have received funding from the Civil Society Challenge Fund since its inception; and how many of these were women's organisations. (322297)

Since its inception in 2000, the Civil Society Challenge Fund has funded two projects with Trocaire, based in Belfast.

In the most recent funding round (for funding from April 2010) we have agreed provisional support for a project with, Derry based, Children in Crossfire. Signing of the grant agreement is subject to negotiation of financial and other arrangements and the usual DFID approval procedures.

Neither Trocaire nor Children in Crossfire are women's organisations.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many information seminars on the Civil Society Challenge Fund his Department has held in Northern Ireland since the inception of the Fund. (322298)

Since the establishment of the Civil Society Challenge Fund in 2000 there have been no information seminars on this fund in Northern Ireland.