§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has since 2000 put funding in place for cultural diversity and linguistic diversity from its budgets; if so, to whom the funding was made available; how much was made available; and how much funding can be identified as for Irish or Ulster-Scots purposes. [HL1883]
§ Baroness Amos
Since 2000 DCAL has put the following funding in place for cultural diversity and linguistic diversity:
Amount Made available to 2000–01 2,345,000 Foras Na Gaeilge Ulster-Scots Agency Iomairt Cholm Cille (ICC) 2001–02 3,327,500 Foras Na Gaeilge Ulster-Scots Agency Arts Council NI Ultach Trust ICC Apprentice Boys of Derry Old Museum Arts Tinderbox E. Tyrone (Marshalling training) Young at Art Football in the Community Queen's Film Theatre The Gathering Cineversity Down Community Arts Lisburn Development Organisation 2002–03 4,233,000 Foras Na Gaeilge Ulster-Scots Agency ICC Armagh City and District Council BDS Community Association Best Cellars Music Collective Oi-Kwan Womens Group Replay Productions Spamount and District Cross Community Travellers Movement
Amount Made available to The Cathedral Quarter Arts The Nerve Centre Apprentice Boys Football in the Community Tinderbox Young at Art Ballynafeigh Community Development Association Altnaveigh House Cultural Society PUL Rhythm in the City 2003–04 5,266,000 Foras Na Gaeilge Ulster-Scots Agency ICC Apprentice Boys
Of this funding, approximately £3,900,500 was made available to organisations that could be considered to have some Ulster-Scots language or cultural dimension, and £10,998,500 was made available to organisations that could be considered to have an Irish language or cultural dimension.