Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (520)

Seán Fleming


520. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications received under the town and village renewal scheme for 2020; when decisions are expected to be made on the matter; if applications (details supplied) will be considered as part of this process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46568/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme was launched in April of this year.  There was a strong level of interest in the scheme and 309 applications in total were received for available funding of €15 million.

Unfortunately, it was not possible to support all of the applicants within the budget available.  However, on 31st October, I announced details of 156 projects that have been approved for funding of €15 million under the 2019 scheme.  

Applications in respect of the areas referred to by the Deputy were received under the scheme this year, but were not successful on this occasion.  However, they will have the option to revisit their applications and reapply for funding when the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme is launched next year.