Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (593)

Shane Cassells


593. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to provide funding to a centre (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46423/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

In 2017, my Department awarded a capital grant of €300,000 under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018 to the centre referred to by the Deputy . 

As is the case with all capital grants from my Department, the payment of the grant is managed under a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the project promoter.  The SLA sets out the conditions which must be met by the project promoter in advance of the payment of the grant.  At present, the project promoter is in the process of complying with these conditions in order to draw down the grant.