Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (69)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

69. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the way in which the provision of essential community infrastructure will be supported in the north fringe of Dublin city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51720/18]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department supports Local Community Development Committees who are responsible for the delivery of the community elements of their Local Economic and Community Plans (LECPs). These plans, adopted in each local authority area, identify local needs, such as essential community infrastructure, in each area including the north fringe of Dublin city.

These facilities are funded from a range of sources; including via schemes and programmes provided by my Department which provides a range of supports to communities nationwide, by helping citizens to participate in the development of their communities and by providing funding to improve facilities.

For example, the Community Enhancement Programme which will fund capital projects to the total value of €12.5m in 2018 can contribute towards the renovation of community infrastructure. My Department also provides funding under the LEADER programme, which can support the development of Community Centres outside of the five main cities.