Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (92)

Dara Calleary

Question:

92. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide a report in tabular form outlining the funding for each county and city enterprise board in 2011, 2012 and 2013 relative to the population of that area; the detail of each stream of funding utilised by each CEB; and the number of enterprises in each CEB area who received financial assistance in each area. [28706/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

Details of the population in the functional area of each City and County Enterprise Board (CEB), the funding allocated to each Board and the number of enterprises funded by each one for the period from 2011 to 2013 are set out in Tables 1 to 3 below. The capital allocations made available to the CEBs each year during this period, and in 2014, were maintained at €18m despite serious budget pressures.

The CEBs were dissolved with effect 2014 and replaced by 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) from 15 April. LEOs are the “first stop shop” for providing information and guidance for start-ups and small business, and provide direct grant assistance and so called “soft supports” to micro enterprises employing less than 10 people.

The allocation of funding to each of the CEBs was decided by the Board of Enterprise Ireland in line with criteria agreed with my Department. The Committee took account of a number of factors, including the population statistics available from the CSO at the time, which are detailed in the Tables.

The Deputy may wish to note that, following the establishment of the LEOs, it has been agreed that initially the Budget Allocation methodology will remain unchanged as regards Capital allocations. Over time this allocation and the allocation methodology will be reviewed by my Department and Enterprise Ireland (EI) to ensure that opportunities for business development are maximised and that value for money is being secured across the LEOs. Such reviews will in the future be primarily informed by achievement of targets and performance metrics rather than a purely population based assessment. It is envisaged that a competitive element to budgetary allocation will be developed and introduced over time.

In addition to grant aid, LEOs can provide valuable advice, mentoring, training and management development supports to help grow and develop micro enterprises including those not eligible for direct grant assistance.

Table 1: 2013

CEB

Population of CEB Functional Area

Current Funding Utilised (€) (Pay + Non-Pay)

Capital Funding Utilised (€) (Grants + Other Supports)

No of Clients Paid

Carlow

54,612

221,290

428,851

29

Cavan

73,183

389,925

446,626

20

Clare

117,196

230,373

505,281

33

Cork City

119,230

275,159

411,245

24

Cork County (North)

89,132

164,742

382,383

12

Cork County (South)

240,905

413,465

1,049,476

41

Cork County (West)

69,179

374,696

428,046

12

Donegal

161,137

404,717

627,964

29

Dublin City

527,612

438,504

1,045,182

68

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

206,261

307,418

652,997

47

Fingal

273,991

447,516

656,612

27

South Dublin

265,205

357,829

700,631

37

Galway

250,653

292,078

708,816

26

Kerry

145,502

345,588

466,575

40

Kildare

210,312

244,860

499,481

31

Kilkenny

95,419

247,204

388,419

19

Laois

80,559

278,237

373,977

9

Leitrim

31,798

333,653

299,080

26

Limerick City

57,106

353,889

426,028

20

Limerick County

134,703

267,848

601,379

29

Longford

39,000

344,652

390,769

40

Louth

122,897

410,279

415,021

29

Mayo

130,638

207,641

572,526

19

Meath

184,135

389,692

554,359

30

Monaghan

60,483

302,639

354,629

14

Offaly

76,687

350,579

370,438

25

Roscommon

64,065

215,507

357,928

14

Sligo

65,393

342,939

500,258

27

North Tipperary

70,322

353,539

414,054

22

South Tipperary

88,432

264,840

401,706

20

Waterford City

46,732

225,080

387,806

20

Waterford County

67,063

187,696

500,895

32

Westmeath

86,164

324,085

639,310

35

Wexford

145,320

302,020

566,793

42

Wicklow

136,640

397,284

618,241

36

Table 2: 2012

CEB

Population of CEB Functional Area

Current Funding Utilised (€) (Pay + Non-Pay)

Capital Funding Utilised (€) (Grants + Other Supports)

No of Clients Paid

Carlow

54,612

228,527

481,965

33

Cavan

73,183

397,871

434,645

18

Clare

117,196

242,594

547,068

41

Cork City

119,230

315,807

444,022

21

Cork County (North)

89,132

161,857

234,079

6

Cork County (South)

240,905

422,815

1,183,614

46

Cork County (West)

69,179

380,232

466,083

18

Donegal

161,137

414,488

789,522

25

Dublin City

527,612

433,895

1,214,463

70

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

206,261

302,601

693,008

54

Fingal

273,991

451,662

643,928

35

South Dublin

265,205

367,379

802,601

51

Galway

250,653

298,520

655,903

34

Kerry

145,502

354,471

599,215

39

Kildare

210,312

238,798

556,781

20

Kilkenny

95,419

338,573

461,320

28

Laois

80,559

290,429

371,955

10

Leitrim

31,798

337,066

331,398

26

Limerick City

57,106

361,768

422,131

31

Limerick County

134,703

337,109

444,074

17

Longford

39,000

279,110

386,964

33

Louth

122,897

421,733

457,778

25

Mayo

130,638

200,633

525,242

12

Meath

184,135

411,701

471,795

28

Monaghan

60,483

301,789

372,713

16

Offaly

76,687

353,843

368,435

27

Roscommon

64,065

207,330

387,493

13

Sligo

65,393

342,560

402,315

28

North Tipperary

70,322

362,852

467,086

17

South Tipperary

88,432

243,950

439,643

22

Waterford City

46,732

253,888

489,461

30

Waterford County

67,063

190,609

408,944

32

Westmeath

86,164

368,683

601,260

51

Wexford

145,320

307,262

646,432

34

Wicklow

136,640

405,836

595,926

30

Table 3: 2011

CEB

Population of CEB Functional Area

Current Funding Utilised (€) (Pay + Non-Pay)

Capital Funding Utilised (€) (Grants + Other Supports)

No of Clients Paid

Carlow

50,349

348,881

404,532

38

Cavan

64,003

398,290

418,658

21

Clare

110,950

295,577

527,230

48

Cork City

119,418

382,732

435,991

25

Cork County (North)

80,795

176,998

449,989

13

Cork County (South)

218,373

444,889

828,371

17

Cork County (West)

62,709

381,355

357,320

13

Donegal

147,264

424,451

589,801

22

Dublin City

506,211

443,597

1,146,172

101

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

246,935

335,679

634,922

57

Fingal

194,038

440,489

693,194

41

South Dublin

239,992

366,028

725,739

41

Galway

231,670

271,942

882,129

62

Kerry

139,835

345,829

547,115

46

Kildare

186,335

360,629

560,225

23

Kilkenny

87,558

330,394

438,029

26

Laois

67,059

288,322

361,820

16

Leitrim

28,950

328,211

392,392

27

Limerick City

52,539

365,488

406,798

30

Limerick County

131,516

336,571

552,508

25

Longford

34,391

277,743

358,021

31

Louth

111,267

429,700

532,558

33

Mayo

123,839

198,803

465,565

19

Meath

162,831

406,973

700,907

36

Monaghan

55,997

305,674

350,375

19

Offaly

70,868

354,870

365,761

27

Roscommon

58,768

199,479

373,242

20

Sligo

60,894

364,979

430,442

21

North Tipperary

66,023

353,844

405,748

32

South Tipperary

83,221

348,451

378,541

20

Waterford City

45,748

216,561

339,771

36

Waterford County

62,213

179,272

501,806

37

Westmeath

79,346

381,995

497,032

58

Wexford

131,749

307,485

566,249

37

Wicklow

126,194

413,743

588,211

28