Minister O’Brien publishes the Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021

  • Minister O’Brien publishes the Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021
  •  €51.8 million spent in 2021 to help address disadvantage

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’Brien, T.D., today (24th June 2022) published the 2021 Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report.

Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to fund measures that address economic, social, or educational disadvantage and to support people with a disability. The 2021 Annual Report details that expenditure on Dormant Accounts measures over the year amounted to €51.8 million across 11 Government Departments.

Publishing the Annual Report today, Minister O’Brien said:

I am delighted to publish the Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021 which shows that  funding of over €51 million was provided in 2021 to help address disadvantage right across Ireland. The 51 measures included in the report were implemented across Government and have helped to address a diverse range of issues such as providing programmes to support children and youths; prisoners; carers; victims of crime; those suffering domestic violence; homelessness; and marginalised groups such as the Traveller and Roma Community.”

The Minister continued:

Dormant Accounts funding makes a real difference to individuals and communities right across the country. It is helping vulnerable individuals, supporting social inclusion, and strengthening our communities. I am particularly happy to see a successful focus in 2021 on assisting the Traveller and Roma communities, for example.”

Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. noted:

“I welcome the publication of the 2021 Dormant Accounts Annual Report which outlines how over €51 million in funding supported disadvantage groups last year. Within our Department, €12.5 million was channelled towards the likes of the Senior Alerts Scheme, Social Enterprise and our libraries.

“I am delighted too with the progress made in terms of increasing Dormant Account funding across Government over the last few years and I look forward to the continued positive impact it is having in disadvantaged communities throughout Ireland.”

The Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021 is available to view here