Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (104)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

104. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the grants programme operated directly by his Department rather than through agencies under its auspices; the organisations and persons that have benefited from these grants; and the criteria used to assess the way in which these grants are utilised by their recipients. [23831/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, my Department oversees and has policy responsibility for the conservation, preservation, protection, development and presentation of Ireland’s heritage and culture. My Department also seeks to promote the Irish language, to support the Gaeltacht and to assist the sustainable development of island communities. Information in relation to the functions of my Department, as well as the programmes and schemes operated by it, can be found on my Department's website at www.ahg.gov.ie and in my Department’s Section 15 and Section 16 Reference Manual, published in accordance with the Freedom of Information Legislation and available via the following link http://www.ahg.gov.ie/en/AboutUs/FreedomofInformationFOI/. A list of the grant programmes operated directly by my Department is set out below.

- Scheme to assist Local and Regional Museums

- Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme

- Mobility of Collections Scheme

- Culture Night

- Culture Ireland's Funding Schemes

- Built Heritage Capital Programme

- Conservation Works to Heritage Buildings in State Care

- Historic Towns Initiative

- Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme

- Traditional Building Skills Training Scheme

- The Cessation of Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme

- Biodiversity Awareness Grants

- Scéimeanna Tacaíochta Gaeilge (Irish Language Support Schemes)

- Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge

- Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga

- Scéim Seirbhísí Réamhscoile agus Iarscoile sa Ghaeltacht

- Scéim na gCampaí Samhraidh sa Ghaeltacht

- Air Transport, Passenger Ferry & Cargo Services

- Capital Funding for An Gaeltacht and the Islands

- Capital Funding for Cultural Infrastructure and Development

It is not possible to provide the other information requested in respect of this wide range of programmes. However, if the Deputy has a question in relation to a particular grant programme or scheme, I will endeavour to provide the relevant information.