Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (334, 335)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

334. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the breakdown of the €20,140,000 capital allocation in the children and family support programme, that is, Vote 40 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within her Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44559/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

335. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the breakdown of the €11,860,000 capital allocation in the sectoral programmes for children and young people, that is, Vote 40 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within her Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44560/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 334 and 335 together.

Budget 2019 has made provision for a total allocation of €32 million in capital funding for my Department. The allocation is split between two programmes areas within my Department's Vote:

Programme

Capital Allocation

Children & Family Support

€20.140m

Sectoral Programmes for Children and Young People

€11.860m

Total

€32.000m

The Deputy has asked specifically about the Sectoral Programmes for Children and Young People. The aim of this programme is to support the provision of both universal and targeted services for the care, development and well-being of children and young people.

It is not possible at this time to identify the specific amounts that will be allocated to each project as this will be considered in the context of the finalisation of the REV 2019 in December next. However, at this stage I can confirm to the Deputy that the resources will support the continued investment in the following areas:

- Early Years and School Age Capital Grant Schemes - to ensure the quality and supply of childcare places;

- Youth Capital Funding Scheme - to support targeted youth projects across the country; and

- a Capital Grant Scheme to support new and existing play and recreational amenities for children and young people.