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Middle East: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 37735, tabled on 20 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government provided to each (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian non-governmental organisation through the (i) Conflict Security and Stability Fund and (ii) bilateral programme budget in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Answered on

25 May 2016

(a)The provisional project spend for 2015/16 for non-governmental organisations registered in Israel provided through: (i) the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund is: The Peres Centre for Peace - £44,592; Injaz - Centre for Professional Arab Local Governance - £60,608; Kids Creating Peace - £40,000; Yesh Din - £196,084; Gisha - £53,126; Peace Now - £124,361; Terrestrial Jerusalem - £51,040; The International Peace and Cooperation Centre - £232,933; and Rabbis for Human Rights - £101,441; (ii) the Bilateral Programme Budget is: none.

(b)The provisional project spend for 2015/16 for non-governmental organisations registered with the Palestinian Authority provided through: (i) the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund is: Jerusalem Community Advocacy Network (also registered in Israel) - £141,679 (ii) the Bilateral Programme Budget is: Society for the care of Disabled People - £9,117; Nawa Association for Culture and Arts Association - £7,111; Al Aqsa Sports and Social Club- £9,602; Society for Physically Handicapped People - £9,602; Ibda’a for children development and institutional cultural exchange - £5,062; Idna Cooperation - Women Capacity Building- £6,658; Sourif Association for Higher Education - £2,920; Iman and Baraem Kindergartens - £4,865 ; ADWAR Association for Social Change - £5,516; Assembly of Benevolent Operation - £7,061; Atwar centre - £1,282; Diyar Sports school for Girls – £6,328; Saint Nicolas Home for the Elderly - £5,183; Hebron Rehabilitation Committee - £5,010; Ashtar Theatre - £2,127; The Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry - £9,963; Aqaba Club for Unity and Hope - £5,169; Burj Al Luqluq Youth Centre (also registered in Israel) - £19,297; and Silwan Youth Centre (also registered in Israel) - £7,173

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