Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (52)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

52. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the local festivals and summer schools she is supporting in County Sligo through the 2019 scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24265/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department ran a Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools funding scheme, applications for which closed on 19th April 2019. €75,000 was allocated to this scheme with maximum funding of €5,000 available per applicant. Grants are awarded on a competitive assessment basis.

There as unprecedented demand for this scheme in 2019 with 109 applications received (there were 71 in 2018 and 20 in 2017, the latter being the first year of the scheme). Four applications were received from County Sligo.

It is my intention to announce the results of the 2019 Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme in the coming week and details of allocations will be published thereafter on my Department's website at https://www.chg.gov.ie/arts/culture/grants-and-funding/small-scale-local-festivals-summer-schools/