As of 2007, it spends over £195 million each year on 394 projects aimed at helping these same groups.
The local government have made efforts to implement projects aimed at poverty reduction.
This is a project aimed at building a computer which can process one million floating point operations per second.
But it would also set back a project aimed at helping the region better compete in the world economy.
There are other projects aimed at the elderly as well.
This is a project aimed at encouraging older people to take up new interests.
This year's act would spread the money over a range of projects aimed at cleaner air and water.
Support for projects aimed at young people and women's associations should also be a priority.
The producers are also moving ahead on several other projects aimed at an Arab audience.