Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1384)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1384. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the allocation of funding to date by county under the rural regeneration and development fund in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19761/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The first call for applications for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund closed at the end of September 2019.  €1 billion is committed to the Fund over a 10 year period to support rural economic development and help build strong communities. €315 m is allocated to the Fund for 2019-2022.

Under the first call, 38 Category 1 projects and 46 Category 2 projects were identified as successful, providing €86 m in support for projects worth a total of €117 m.  Table 1 details the amount of funding approved by County.

The second call for applications for funding under the Fund is now open and will support Category 1 capital regeneration projects which are ready to commence with funding available of at least €500,000.

Table 1. Funding approved under the first call to the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

Counties

County Total €

Carlow

1,104,820

Cavan

1,013,174

Clare

8,318,521

Cork

4,484,733

Donegal

4,151,412

Dublin

1,192,738

Galway

8,273,771

Kerry

2,966,251

Kildare

2,865,500

Kilkenny

2,702,236

Laois

2,861,510

Leitrim

37,500

Limerick

7,757,392

Longford

4,141,453

Louth

2,673,744

Mayo

5,280,689

Meath

2,061,000

Monaghan

3,883,210

Offaly

1,716,260

Roscommon

5,088,889

Sligo

5,198,301

Tipperary

600,000

Waterford

128,842

Westmeath

600,000

Wexford

2,598,812

Wicklow

2,475,195

National *

2,062,500

Total 

86,238,453

*We are unable to provide a breakdown of this figure. Funding for a Project at national level.