Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1752)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

1752. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the town and village renewal scheme in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the amount paid to each local authority up to 31 August 2019 for each allocation in tabular form; the amount paid out to date out of the amount allocated to each local authority in each such year up to 31 August 2019 as a percentage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36266/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I allocated €21.6 million to 281 projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in October 2017. To date, €18.3 million of this funding has been drawn down, which equates to 85% of the total allocated.

I allocated €21.3 million to 224 projects under the scheme in October 2018. To date, €3.5 million of this funding has been drawn down, which equates to 16% of the total allocated.

It should be noted that projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme can typically take 12 to 18 months to complete. Payments are made to Local Authorities when a certain threshold of project expenditure is reached, and final payments are made on the full completion of the project. My Department is currently working on the close-off of the 2017 projects with the Local Authorities.

The following tables detail the funding allocated to each Local Authority in 2017 and 2018, and the amount of payment made to date in respect of each year's allocation. The percentage of the allocation drawn down to date is also provided.

I launched the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme on 16th April last. Local Authorities were invited to submit applications to my Department for consideration under the scheme. The closing date for receipt of applications was 28th June. Over 300 applications for funding were received from the Local Authorities.

My officials are currently assessing all of the applications received and I will announce the successful projects when this assessment is complete.

Table 1: Approvals and Payments by Local Authority under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017

County

2017 Grant Funding approved

2017 funding paid to 31 August 2019

Amount paid as % of allocation

Carlow

€884,488

€884,488

100%

Cavan

€929,728

€929,681

100%

Clare

€944,000

€780,000

83%

Cork

€1,347,827

€1,110,466

82%

Donegal

€1,159,000

€562,796

49%

Dunlaoghaire/Rathdown

€80,000

€80,000

100%

Fingal

€252,000

€224,212

89%

Galway

€1,004,231

€948,231

94%

Kerry

€868,472

€526,386

61%

Kildare

€416,403

€328,202

79%

Kilkenny

€873,364

€546,363

63%

Laois

€983,407

€895,785

91%

Leitrim

€1,098,538

€928,538

85%

Limerick

€1,087,943

€928,072

85%

Longford

€637,400

€487,400

76%

Louth

€775,726

€707,729

91%

Mayo

€1,348,178

€1,266,178

94%

Meath

€905,546

€803,081

89%

Monaghan

€580,000

€530,000

91%

Offaly

€300,000

€300,000

100%

Roscommon

€575,508

€420,300

73%

Sligo

€1,063,968

€1,017,216

96%

South Dublin

€20,000

€20,000

100%

Tipperary

€857,384

€745,318

87%

Waterford

€625,800

€625,800

100%

Westmeath

€596,000

€510,994

86%

Wexford

€1,157,525

€955,082

83%

Wicklow

€265,000

€162,828

61%

Total

€21,637,435

€18,316,592

85%

Table 2: Approvals and Payments per Local Authority under the Town and Village Scheme 2018

County

2018 Grant Funding approved

2018 funding paid to 31 August 2019

Amount paid as % of allocation

Carlow

€786,118

€343,059

44%

Cavan

€530,000

€163,976

31%

Clare

€581,000

€100,000

17%

Cork

€1,001,800

€43,023

4%

Donegal

€1,100,000

€0.00

0%

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

€100,000

€0.00

0%

Fingal

€597,960

€0.00

0%

Galway

€900,000

€250,000

28%

Kerry

€476,000

€0.00

0%

Kildare

€520,000

€260,000

50%

Kilkenny

€652,280

€0.00

0%

Laois

€872,094

€168,447

19%

Leitrim

€737,520

€50,000

7%

Limerick

€963,918

€294,666

31%

Longford

€593,856

€196,928

33%

Louth

€892,157

€0.00

0%

Mayo

€1,183,615

€257,486

22%

Meath

€670,834

€67,134

10%

Monaghan

€868,500

€34,063

4%

Offaly

€1,300,000

€305,704

24%

Roscommon

€880,000

€195,981

22%

Sligo

€1,138,400

€569,200

50%

Tipperary

€913,266

€0.00

0%

Waterford

€756,000

€0.00

0%

Westmeath

€452,000

€50,000

11%

Wexford

€1,334,798

€148,283

11%

Wicklow

€518,005

€11,880

2%

Total

€21,320,121

€3,509,829

16%