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€88.9 million spent on services for Survivors

€88.9 million spent on services 

We publish regular updates on applications to Caranua and this one provides information to 31st July 2019.

We have now received:

 Received Part 1 Applications from 6,545 applicants

Confirmed Eligibility for 5,985

Number of survivors with current open applications 785

Number of survivors applications completed in 2019: 1,717

Number of survivors awaiting assignment: 0

Current Status of Fund:

Caranua operate with within a limited fund of €110,000,000. To date Caranua have received funding of €105,010,921 (including interest of €1,382,011). There is €6,371,090 outstanding.

In May 2018, the Board of Caranua made a decision to cease taking new or repeat applications after 1st August 2018. This decision was made by considering the Department of Education and Skill’s Review on Eligibility, the expenditure of the fund to date and the estimation of future possible expenditure of the limited Fund provided to Caranua to support survivors.

As the fund is now nearing the end, Caranua are currently winding down operations. The aim is to minimise the operation costs of Caranua (which as per the legislation must be met from the Fund) and thereby maximising the remaining fund for survivors. As there is no additional funding available to Caranua, we have to operate within the funding available and any continuation of operations beyond the planned wind-down date will have an impact on the funding supports available to survivors. Caranua will not accept any additional paperwork after August 2019.

The length of the timeline given to a survivor to complete their application depended on a number of areas, for example;


  • How long had their application been open with Caranua
  • The funding supports received to date?
  • The ability of the individual survivor to manage their application process.


Payments and Spend to end of July 2019

To the end of July 2019 €88.9m had been spent on funding supports for survivors and €11.72m on operational costs. This gives an overall expenditure of €100,186,959.

In July 2019 the amount paid out to 405 applicants for 1,081 applications (excluding fees and charges) was €1,500,180.

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €23.4 million
Housing €63.8 million
Education €1.38 million
Exceptional Needs €0.274 million
Grand Total €88.9 million

July information funding supports

In July 610 survivors received 1076 funding support payments and 29 unsuccessful letters were sent.

Completed applications in 2019

Appeals Decisions made 2019

Complaints 2014 – 2019

Feedback received 2014-2019