Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (505, 506)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

505. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount of funding allocated to each local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 for housing adaptation grants in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40721/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

506. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount of funding drawn down by each local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 for housing adaptation grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40722/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 505 and 506 together.

My Department provides funding to local authorities for the suite of Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability in respect of private houses, with funding of €71.25 million allocated for 2019. Information on the allocations to each local authority in respect of these grants for 2016 – 2019 is available on my Department’s website at the following links –

For 2016: www.housing.gov.ie/ministers-kelly-coffey-announce-5625-million-euro-improve-homes-older-people-and-people-disability.

For 2017: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/rebuilding-ireland/older-people/minister-coveney-announces-eu598million-improve-homes-older.

For 2018: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/minister-english-announces-eu6625-million-funding-improve-homes-older.

For 2019: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/special-housing-needs/older-people/minister-english-announces-eu7125-million-funding-improve.

Information for the years 2016-2018, showing the numbers of grants funded and the amounts provided to each local authority, is also available on my Department’s website at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/social-and-affordble/other-local-authority-housing-scheme-statistics.

The following table contains details of the 2019 exchequer funding drawn down by local authorities for the grants up to the end of September this year. These amounts do not necessarily represent what each local authority has spent, as funding may have been spent but not yet claimed from my Department. Also, the amounts shown for exchequer draw down, are topped up by each local authority's own 20% contribution.

Local Authority

Exchequer Drawdown to 30 Sept 2019

Carlow

€843,302

Cavan

€358,288

Clare

€1,180,925

Cork

€2,298,581

Cork City

€311,419

Donegal

€691,069

Dublin City

€5,178,767

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

€812,433

Fingal

€1,246,986

Galway

€820,612

Galway City

€589,903

Kerry

€1,321,883

Kildare

€885,248

Kilkenny

€1,178,489

Laois

€182,628

Leitrim

€131,308

Limerick

€1,625,195

Longford

€236,859

Louth

€280,065

Mayo

€1,120,838

Meath

€1,349,935

Monaghan

€1,147,345

Offaly

€258,748

Roscommon

€435,669

Sligo

€693,225

South Dublin

€1,449,098

Tipperary

€1,863,081

Waterford

€758,812

Westmeath

€558,153

Wexford

€1,403,706

Wicklow

€530,610

Over the course of each year, my Department works closely with all local authorities, to monitor spend and to achieve a full drawdown of the available funding. As the year progresses, any underspend is redistributed to those local authorities with high levels of grant activity who sought additional funding.