Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (550)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

550. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of funding allocated to County Kildare in each year since the commencement of the town and village renewal scheme; the amount granted to other counties in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49774/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme forms part of the Government's Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme and is part of a package of measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme was launched in the second half of 2016, and since then, over 830 projects have been approved for funding of €68 million, including 156 projects that were approved for funding of €15 million under the 2019 scheme.

Details of grant funding allocated to Co Kildare since 2016 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme are provided below:

Year

Grant funding approved

2016

€380,000

2017

€416,403

2018

€520,000

2019

€312,164

Total

€1,628,567

Full details of all the projects funded in Co. Kildare and in other counties since 2016 are available on the Gov.ie website through the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/0012f5-town-and-village-renewal-scheme/.