Thursday, 18 February 2021

Questions (111)

Seán Sherlock


111. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the contact details for the sections that deals with all ongoing and established grant funding in her Department and in each agency under the remit of her Department in tabular form. [9138/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

As the Deputy will appreciate my Department operates a range of funding schemes across all areas of the Department's remit.

Details of funding schemes including eligibility criteria, rates of payment and how to apply are published on my Department's website at

The main funding areas and associated contact details for my Department are set in the table below.

Programme Area

Contact Details

Arts Film and Investment

Arts Unit – Capital Schemes Film Unit

Cultural Policy and Institutions

Cultural Schemes Unit

Culture Ireland

Creative Ireland

Gaeltacht & Irish Language Support Schemes

Tourism Development

Sports Capital Programmes

Information in relation to funding provided by bodies under the aegis of the Department can be found at the following links.


Funding information

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Arts Council

Fáilte Ireland

Irish Film Board

For Deputy's convenience a summary of recently announced funding schemes is listed below.:

The Live Performance support Scheme

The Live Performance Support Scheme has funding of €5 million and has been launched to assist commercial promoters and producers to employ artists, musicians, performers, technicians and other support staff in live performances, which may subsequently have to be curtailed, cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.

Music Industry Stimulus Package

The Music Industry Stimulus Package involves three funding schemes, designed to help sustain the popular and commercial music sector, across all music genres including rock, pop, hip hop, indie, jazz, country & western, traditional and folk.

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme

The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

Stream D of the Cultural Capital Scheme

A range of capital funding measures are provided to assist in the re-opening of theatres, arts centres and culture venues under Stream D of the Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022 as part of Project Ireland 2040 -Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage.

Tourism Business Continuity Scheme

The?Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will provide support to providers of?certain?tourism services who have been unable to qualify for assistance under the government's Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS).

I trust that the above is of assistance to the Deputy. If the Deputy has specific queries relating to a particular programme or scheme, my officials will provide him with the relevant information in that regard on request.