Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (322)

Denis Naughten

Question:

322. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12516/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department administers a range of programmes and schemes to support rural and community development.

The Department has provided funding to projects under the following programmes in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date 2019 in County Galway. We are currently collating information relating to individual projects and draw downs and will forward this to the Deputy in due course.

Galway

2016

2017

2018

2019

LEADER

0

0

1,845,648.85

250,761.99

Town and Village Renewal

380,000

1,004,231

900,000

TBC

CLÁR

392,000

611,539.16

776,297

TBC

Rural Recreation Scheme

n/a

43,500

n/a

n/a

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

n/a

n/a

590,961.75

TBC

Local Improvement Scheme

n/a

1,368,651

1,942,000.59

856,959

REDZ 2016

100,000

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tidy Towns

n/a

56,000

65,000

TBC

National Walks Scheme

0

225,999.67

86,365.60

TBC

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

n/a

n/a

2,276,887

5,996,883

Broadband Officer

n/a

70,000

70,000

84,000

Demonstration Projects

n/a

n/a

30,000

TBC

Digital Innovation Programme

n/a

n/a

24,000

TBC

Volunteering

121,148

133,200

133,200

TBC

LCDCs

0

29, 250.05

117,648.53

TBC

Libraries Development Unit

241,549

278,786.68

403,649.66

TBC

SICAP

2,134,026

2,251,040

2,256,040

562,759.50

RAPID

n/a

129,000

n/a

n/a

Communities Facilities Scheme

n/a

129,000

n/a

n/a

Community Enhancement Programme

n/a

n/a

606,815

TBC

Mens Shed Fund

n/a

n/a

24,638

TBC

Community Services Programme

n/a

n/a

1,853,078.16

1,975,841

Atlantic Economic Corridor Officer co-funding with Local Authorities

n/a

n/a

95,000

TBC

In respect of the four agencies under the remit of my Department, Irish Water Safety and the Charities Regulator do not provide funding to groups. The Western Development Commission provides investments and loans to small and medium enterprises, but does not distribute grant funding to projects. Pobal administers a number of schemes on behalf of Government Departments, including my Department (details provided above). Funding for those schemes Pobal administers for other Departments is a matter for those Departments.

A deferred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A