Victims: Finance

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 16th April 2007.

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Photo of Iris Robinson Iris Robinson DUP, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was provided to each victims group in the Province in each year since 1994.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Labour, Delyn

Records show that funding detailed in the following table has been allocated to organisations involved in providing support for victims between April 1998 and March 2007. Year by year breakdowns of these figures is not available; nor are details of funding prior to 1998. In both cases this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

In addition to the amounts shown, victims' groups may apply for funding from any programme or scheme, such as the District Council Community Relations Programme or European Union funding through the Local Strategy Partnerships, for which they can satisfy the relevant eligibility criteria.

Orga nisation Providing S upport for Vi ctims Amount a llocated (£)
123 House 158,746
A Peace Cantata 4,430
Aisling Centre 225,982
Alanna Consultancy 1,790
An Crann 63,500
Ardoyne Commemoration 14,900
Armagh Voluntary Welfare Group 28,296
Ashton Community Trust 2,330,673
Association for Family Therapy NI 6,100
Ballybone, Belfast 2,100
Ballymoney District Partnership (Victims) 16,000
Ballymurphy Centre 568,810
Bannside Community Group 23,994
Barnardo's 75,050
Base 2 25,375
Befriending and Counselling 4,397
Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre 56,215
Breaking the Silence 4,998
Care in Crisis 1,964
Community Action for Locally Managed Stress (CALMS) 878,520
Centre for Creative Energy, Londonderry 11,520
Cheshire Regimental Association 290
Claudy 12,027
Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum 2,590
Coiste na n-larchimi 2,404
Co Tyrone Frontier Relief Fund 2,000
Coleraine/Ballymoney UDR 118,060
Colin Community Counselling Project 3,526
Colleague Support Group 3,100
Columba Community 223,663
Combat Stress 6,500
Community Council 2,240
Community Foundation for Northern Ireland 12,500
Community Relations Council 38,357
Comrades Support Group(1) 4,760
Conflict Trauma Resource Centre 265,787
Contact Youth 156,461
Conway Education Centre 2,500
Cookstown Colleague Support 2,165
Corpus Christi Services 566,439
Corrymeela Community 7,500
Cost of the Troubles Study 97,251
Crossfire Trust 17,214
CRUSE (Foyle) 35,000
CRUSE Bereavement (NI) 74,915
CRUSE Bereavement Care (Belfast) 37,587
CRUSE (Causeway) 2,500
Cum arm Tar Abhaile 22,171
Cunamh 751,084
Dairy Farm Jobclub 111,394
Democratic Dialogue 7,485
Derry and Raphoe Action 347,229
Derry City Council 2,500
Derry Well Women 172,986
Disabled Police Officers Association (DPOA) 190,395
Divis Centre 1,005
East Belfast Mission 1,560
Eastern Health & Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel 158,567
Families of the Displaced, Dispersed and Disappeared (FODDD) 194,969
Families Achieving Change Together (FACT) 647,634
Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (FAIR) 1,358,142
Families for Truth and Justice 800
Family Trauma Centre 704,062
Fermanagh College 69,600
Fermanagh South Tyrone Terrorist Victims Association 96,738
Fermanagh Voluntary Welfare Support Group 9,912
Firinne 347,783
Friends of WAVE 2,304
Give Innocent Victims Equality (GIVE) 5,200
Glencree LIVE Programme—The Restorick Group 750
Greater Belfast Community Network 84,500
Greater Twinbrook and Poleglass Community Forum 10,000
Healing Through Remembering 10,000
Help and Advice with Victims Every Need (HAVEN) 212,242
Holy Trinity 237,611
Holywell Trust 16,329
Homes United by Ruthless Terrorism (HURT) 480,729
HOPE 500
Innocence, Truth and Justice 980
Institute for Counselling and Personal Development (ICPD) 744,225
Interact 5,000
Interchurch Group on Faith and Politics 600
Irish Peace Institute 11,000
Koram Centre 254,938
Ladies Friendship Group 4,075
Lenadoon Community Counselling Project 300,238
Lifeline 26,500
Lifespring Health and Healing 10,000
Lifeways Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre 333,793
Lisburn Community Relations Network 1,200
Lisb urn Prisoners Support Project 133,423
Lisburn YMCA 1,200
Loughgall Truth and Justice Campaign 7,200
Lower North Belfast Community Group 2,000
Lurgan Welfare Support Group 4,216
Make Your Mark 57,838
Mid Ulster Survivors Trust 1,000
Mourne Action for Survivors of Terrorism (MAST) 229,191
Newforge Brunch Club 5,004
New Life Counselling Service 464,679
Newry and Mourne Voluntary Welfare Group 12,762
Nexus Institute 51,441
NI Association for Mental Health 46,702
NI Memorial Fund 8,367,288
NI Music Therapy Trust 94,969
NI Prison Service 600
NICRA 1,000
North and West Belfast Trust 20,000
Northern Health and Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel 155,158
North Ulster Victims Support Network 15,094
NI Centre for Trauma and Transformation (NICTT) 2,000,000
NI Terrorist Victims Together 3,050
NOVA 584,175
Omagh Independent Advice Services 31,657
Omagh Support and Self Help Group 217,747
Passionist Youth 94,800
Pat Finucane Centre 21,118
Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust 20,000
Positive Action 91,328
Prison Service Trust 64,160
RAFT-Restorative Action Following the Troubles 191,095
Regimental Association UDR(1) 134,816
Relatives For Justice 1,268,341
Royal Artillery Association 2,232
Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) 138,547
RUC GC Association(1) 25,649
Rural Network 205,345
Seeds of Hope 2,500
Shankill Stress and Trauma Group 706,422
Sligo Presbyterian 7,500
SOLAS Victim Support 111,479
South Deny Ex-Prisoners Association 2,500
South Down Action for Healing Wounds (SDAHW) 341,387
South East Fermanagh Foundation 429,513
South Tyrone Empowerment Programme 15,740
South Tyrone Voluntary Welfare Group 6,140
South West Community Victims 10,000
South/North Armagh Victims Encouraging Recognition (SAVER/NAVER) 952,788
Southern Health and Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel 179,149
Sperrin Lakeland Trust 70,649
Springhill Community House 279,896
Springvale Training 195,192
Stepping Stone, Craigavon 55,000
Stewartstown and District Support Group 3,260
Strabane Befriending and Counselling Association 311,609
Streetbeat Youth Project 215,532
Sub Committee for Victims 368,112
Support, Training, Education, Employment, Research (STEER) Mental Health 149,119
Survivors of Trauma 902,184
Tar Anall 115,300
Tar Isteach 190,993
Tara Counselling and Personal Development Company Ltd. 923,597
TEAR 11,579
The Bloody Sunday Trust 84,765
The Church's Ministry of Healing 18,000
The Cross Group 22,745
The Ely Centre 631,893
The Phoenix Group 35,447
The Royal British Legion (Upperlands Branch) 2,000
The Samaritans, Belfast 8,000
The Samaritans, Coleraine 7,000
The Wider Circle 265,527
Threshold 3,000
Towards Healing and Understanding 5,500
Trauma Recovery Network 1,235
Tullycarnet Victims Support Group 5,400
UDR Association(1) 18,667
Ulster Special Constabulary Association(1) 50,256
United Services Club 133,816
Victims Support (NI) 52,000
Victims and Survivors Trust (VAST) 514,181
VOICE 121,542
Voices Women's Group 17,054
WAVE(1) 5,399,569
West Belfast Cross Community Partnership 48,700
West Tyrone Voice (WTV) 820,085
Western Enterprise Social Legal and Educational Victims Trust 3,950
Western Health and Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel 197,852
Widows Mite 4,840
Women Together 11,641
Yarn and Darn 1,096
Yes! 5,000
Total 43,962,152
(1) These organisations have a number of branches and the funding for individual branches has been combined for the purposes of the table. Note: The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (formerly NIVT) also received £1,123,324 through the EU Special Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace I) which supported victims of violence. The Foundation allocated these funds in support of a number of projects for both ex-prisoners and victims. Persons from these groups could benefit from the same project and it is not possible to disaggregate the assistance between the two groups.

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