Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (185)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

185. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of projects approved to date by each LAG under the 2014 to 2020 Leader programme in tabular form. [14709/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

LEADER is a multi-annual programme which has a total budget of €250 million over the period to 2020. €220 million of this funding has been allocated to each of the individual Local Action Groups (LAGs) who deliver LEADER. The remaining €30 million is available for schemes to be delivered at a national level and is allocated as projects are approved.

Table 1 below provides a breakdown of the number of projects approved by each Local Action Group to date.

The level of project activity under the LEADER programme has increased significantly since the start of 2018, and 1,784 projects have now been approved for funding of over €61 million. A further 389 project applications, requesting an additional €23.5 million, are at various stages in the approval process.

Table 1: Total LEADER Approvals by LAG as of 24th March 2019

Local Action Group

No. of Projects Approved

Carlow

24

Cavan

47

Clare

115

Cork North

46

Cork South

18

Cork West

24

Donegal

104

Dublin Rural

46

Galway East

41

Galway West

27

Kerry

190

Kildare

21

Kilkenny

54

Laois

57

Leitrim

54

Limerick

72

Longford

44

Louth

57

Mayo

103

Meath

34

Monaghan

38

Offaly

111

Roscommon

39

Sligo

81

Tipperary

112

Waterford

45

Westmeath

49

Wexford

95

Wicklow

36

Grand Total

1,784