Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (618)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

618. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the percentage of total expenditure by each LEADER group on administration and animation in the 2009 to 2014 programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11818/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

LEADER is a multi-annual EU co-funded programme to support rural development. The 2007-2013 LEADER programme was delivered by the Local Development Companies who were the Local Action Groups (LAGs) for each LEADER area.

Total project and administration expenditure, which included engagement with potential promoters (known as "animation"), under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme amounted to approximately €369 million. Table 1 provides details of the administration and animation expenditure incurred by each LAG, expressed as a percentage of their total spend under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme.

Under the 2007-2013 programme, the LEADER Local Action Groups could claim 20% of their funding allocation for the purposes of administration and animation costs. The LAGs could also avail of additional funding from their project budget allocation to fund additional animation activity, and these amounts are also included in Table 1.

Table 1: LEADER 2007-2013 Percentage Administration and Animation expenditure by LAG.

Local Action Group

% Administration & Animation

Avondhu/Blackwater Partnership Limited

27.6%

Ballyhoura Development Limited

20.1%

Carlow County Development Partnership Limited

24.8%

Cavan/Monaghan Area Partnership Ltd.

24.3%

Cill Dara ar Aghaidh Teoranta

26.7%

Clare Local Development Company Limited

21.1%

Co Kilkenny LEADER Partnership Co Ltd

20.5%

Co Wicklow Community Partnership

24.1%

Comhar na nOileáin Teoranta

22.7%

Donegal Local Development Company Limited

23.9%

Fingal LEADER Partnership

27.3%

FORUM Connemara

25.7%

Galway Rural Development Company Limited

23.2%

I.R.D. Duhallow

21.4%

Inishowen Development Partnership

22.4%

Laois Community & Enterprise Development Co Ltd

21.4%

Leitrim Integrated Development Company

23.3%

Longford Community Resources Limited

23.8%

Louth LEADER Partnership

26.2%

M.F.G. (Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teoranta)

42.2%

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Co Teo

21.6%

Meath Community Rural & Social Devel P/ship Ltd

22.0%

North & East Kerry LEADER Partnership Teoranta

26.0%

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership Company

18.4%

Offaly Integrated Local Development Company

22.6%

Roscommon Integrated Development Company

26.4%

Sligo LEADER Partnership Co

21.1%

South & East Cork Area Development Limited

23.9%

South Kerry Development Partnership Limited

24.6%

South Tipperary Local Development Company Limited

19.0%

South West Mayo Development Company Limited

25.4%

Waterford LEADER Partnership Limited

23.6%

West Cork Development Partnership Ltd

24.8%

West Limerick Resources Ltd

25.2%

Westmeath Community Development Ltd

25.5%

Wexford Local Development

20.8%