MADRID, 31 (EUROPA PRESS)
The Ministry of Social Policies and Family of the Community of Madrid will subsidize all entities that received in 2016 aid from the 0.7 percent quota for social purposes of the Personal Income Tax (IRPF) for their projects and that in the 2017 call have been left out.
According to data provided by the department headed by Carlos Izquierdo to Europa Press, in 2017 more than 400 entities submitted 1,271 projects, of which only a total of 352 have been financed, after a competitive concurrence procedure. The affected organizations alerted their At the time, continuity projects were not going to be able to continue due to this absence of aid and the regional government does not want to “leave it behind”.
This was stated in an interview with Europa Press, the director of the branch, who has detailed that the objective, regardless of the amount needed, is to attend all projects that have been left out, which already received a grant in 2016 and which in 2017 they have not received any help from the State – because if not, it would be doubly financed.
To do this, Izquierdo explained that they have prepared regulatory rules for this extraordinary procedure, currently posted on the Transparency Portal because it is in the public information period until February 13. The idea is to take them to the next Governing Council (February 20) for approval and so that immediately afterwards, the entities can present the projects.
At that time, the Ministry will cross data to verify that the projects were already funded in 2016, that they have not received State aid in 2017 and that they meet all the requirements. Izquierdo has insisted that they want to take care of the totality independently of the economic budget that entails –The credit that requested the sum of entities in the call for 2017 reached 81 million for the 26 million derived from the 0.7 percent of the IRPF– .
“With this addition we support all the projects of 0.7 percent and we put many new ones,” said Izquierdo, who has indicated that it is going to “serve more people than ever through social entities, it will keep increase the number of social workers behind the entities and that not a single entity is affected by lack of subsidy. “
Izquierdo says that the “welcome” by the associations of the third sector has been “fantastic because they have never seen a similar effort from any administration.” “It is the most important commitment that has been made with the third sector … In these moments of difficulty we are doing it and as never anyone can imagine,” he has defended.
The counselor wants to start giving the subsidies as soon as possible, so, he explained that the sooner the entities submit the projects, the earlier payment will be made. The process “will be very agile so that it is immediate,” said Izquierdo, who appears tomorrow at the Plenary Assembly to address this issue.
Asked what has been the criterion to give last year’s subsidies for competitive competition, he recalled that, according to the code of ethics of his Government, “the most demanding political regeneration and transparency, committed to no politician or high charge were going to be in hiring table or valuation commission.
For all this, he assures that the assessment that was made has been “objective and technical” and that the technicians themselves have been giving scores to the projects as they have been valued. “They have subsidized those who have left until the credit cut, the credit that we have requested the entities were 81 million and we had 26,” he clarified.
Another novelty that will be for the current year is the recovery of nominative grants for the federations of the different groups. “In this exercise, for the first time, all entities that are federations and, therefore, are structuring sectors, will have nominative grants,” he explained.
It is something that already existed in the past and that has been recovered. Thus, for example, it affects the federations with different disabilities within the CERMI (Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities). “All of them will have their nominative subsidy,” he assured.
To these are added those that integrate FEVOCAM, the Platform of Volunteering Entities of the Community of Madrid; those of the European Network for the Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion; or the FACIAM Network, the Homeless Assistance Foundation. “We wanted to structure all sectors and have adequate and sustainable financing to enhance the sectors,” he said.
In general terms, Izquierdo has highlighted the social nature of the Government of Cristina Cifuentes, with 90 percent of the budget allocated to this area, with an increase of 17 percent in the Ministry of Social Policy, “which increases the most” , with more seats than “never” in dependence, and with special attention to gender violence, where no woman who wants to be served by the network is left out, has concluded.