Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (54)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

54. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of an application by Kildare town under the historic towns grant scheme 2018; when a decision will be made on these schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10022/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

In the current year, €1m has been earmarked specifically by me for the Historic Towns Initiative, which will complement any capital component of supports for the Historic Towns Network. The Initiative, managed by the Heritage Council, will provide capital funding in the region of €150,000-€200,000 each to a number of towns in 2018.

I understand that the Historic Towns Steering Group will assess the applications and plans and make recommendations for funding to the Council by the end of February 2018. In conjunction with the Heritage Council I will then be making a public announcement of the outcome of this year's round of funding and all applicants will be notified by letter in March of the outcome.