Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (27)

Dara Calleary

Question:

27. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the drawdown in funding to date of the town and village renewal scheme since established. [30429/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key initiative under the Action Plan for Rural Development and forms part of a range of measures to support rural Ireland under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

I launched the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme on 16th April last. Local Authorities were invited to submit up to 12 applications to my Department for consideration under the scheme. The closing date for receipt of applications was 28th June. My officials are currently assessing all of the applications received and decisions on the applications will be made when the assessment process is completed.

Since the Town and Village Renewal Scheme was established in 2016, almost €53 million in funding has been approved for more than 670 projects across the country. As of the 8th July 2019, a total €28.105 million has been drawndown by Local Authorities for approved projects.