Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (475)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

475. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if sources of funding will be available for a community project in a Gaeltacht (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22732/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

The Deputy may wish to note that no application for capital funding in respect of the community project referred to has been received by my Department. Grant application forms are available on my Department’s website at: http://www.ahg.gov.ie/ie/AnGhaeltacht/CunamhCaipitildoThograiTeangalarnaithe/.

However, in the context of available resources and competing priorities, it is unlikely that my Department would be in a position to provide capital funding towards this project this year. The very limited capital funding available for the development of such facilities in the Gaeltacht is deployed in a manner which best underpins the commitments made in the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030. The Deputy will appreciate that, accordingly, such funding is targeted at projects which can best support the strengthening of the Irish language as the predominant community and household language in the Gaeltacht.