Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (467)

Robert Troy


467. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount allocated to the climate action fund in the first round; when the next round of funding will be announced; the value of the fund; the percentage of the funding for public sector applications under the first round allocations; and the percentage allocated to private industry. [39567/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Project Ireland 2040 sets out the Government’s commitment to create the Climate Action Fund with an allocation of €500 million for the period 2018 to 2027. Seven projects were successful under the First Call for Applications from the fund. Funding was allocated following a competitive process with public and private sector organisations eligible to apply. The seven projects will, in total, receive support of up to €77 million. Of this €33.5 million (circa 44% of the total) has been allocated to commercial State Bodies, €42 million (circa 55% of the total) to the Local Authority sector and €1.4m (circa 2% of the total) to non-Government organisations. Further detail on the projects is set out on my Department's website at the following link: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/climate-action/topics/climate-action-fund

The Climate Action Plan, which was published in June, provides that a second call for applications under the Climate Action Fund will take place by the end of this year.