Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (30)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

30. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount spent on LEADER funding in 2019 in counties Cavan and Monaghan. [30073/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The LEADER Programme is delivered in each County by the approved Local Action Groups.

The Cavan Local Action Group has approved 56 projects with a combined value of €3,171,877, since the beginning of the programme, from their core project budget. In addition, a further 13 applications seeking total funding in excess of €800,000 are at various stages of the approvals process.

In 2019, over €650,000 has been paid to project promoters in County Cavan, while over €130,000 has been paid in respect of the administration costs of the LAG including their engagement with potential promoters to bring forward applications.

The Monaghan Local Action Group has approved 41 projects with a combined value of €2,420,542, since the beginning of the programme, from their core project budget. In addition, a further 9 applications seeking total funding in excess of €1.1 million are at various stages of the approvals process.

In 2019, in excess of €447,000 has been paid to project promoters in County Monaghan, while over €170,000 has been paid in respect of the administration costs of the LAG, including their engagement with potential promoters to bring forward applications.

Question No. 31 answered with Question No. 7.