Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (511, 512)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

511. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of co-funding required for each project under the 2019 town and village renewal scheme; the projected source of co-funding as outlined in the application for project funding; and the projects that were not approved for funding that applied to the 2019 scheme by county in tabular form. [46014/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

512. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of projects approved under the town and village renewal scheme in 2018 and to date in 2019 by county in tabular form; the number of projects that were not approved by county in each year; the reason for refusal; and if there is an appeal mechanism in place to appeal refusal decisions. [46015/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 511 and 512 together.

The 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme was launched in April of this year. Under the 2019 Scheme, grant funding of up to 80% of project costs was available; the remaining 20% of project costs must be contributed by the Local Authority and/or the community. As part of the application process each Local Authority has confirmed that this match funding is in place for all projects; the Department did not request specific details as to the source of the match funding.

There was a strong level of interest in the scheme and 309 applications in total were received for available funding of €15 million. Unfortunately, it was not possible to support all of the applicants within the budget available. The selection of projects was by means of a competitive process and on 31st October, I announced details of the 156 projects that have been approved for funding of €15 million under the 2019 scheme.

While there is no formal appeals system in place for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, my officials are available to provide feedback to the Local Authorities in respect of any unsuccessful applications.

The number of approved and unsuccessful applications by county in 2018 and 2019 are detailed on Table 1 below. The reasons why projects were not approved for funding include the following reasons:

- the project was not eligible under the terms of the Scheme;

- the project application was withdrawn;

- the project did not score high enough to receive funding, given the budget available.

Table 2 includes a list, by county, of all of the 2019 applications that were not successful for funding.

Table 1: Number of approved and unsuccessful applications per county in 2018 an 2019

County

2018 Approved

2018 Not Approved

2019 Approved

2019 Not approved

Carlow

9

3

4

8

Cavan

7

5

9

3

Clare

4

2

6

6

Cork

10

2

9

5

Donegal

11

1

7

5

Dublin

8

3

3

9

Galway

8

4

7

5

Kerry

6

6

7

5

Kildare

8

0

4

7

Kilkenny

5

2

7

5

Laois

11

1

5

7

Leitrim

9

3

5

7

Limerick

9

3

6

6

Longford

8

4

6

6

Louth

12

0

4

8

Mayo

11

1

9

7

Meath

8

4

6

6

Monaghan

9

2

8

4

Offaly

12

0

5

6

Roscommon

7

2

7

1

Sligo

11

1

6

6

Tipperary

8

4

5

7

Waterford

9

1

5

7

Westmeath

5

7

6

4

Wexford

12

0

5

7

Wicklow

7

5

5

6

Total

224

66

156

153

Table 2: 2019 project applications that were not approved for funding:

Scheme Year

County

Town or Village

2019

Carlow

Bagenalstown

2019

Carlow

Ballinabrannagh

2019

Carlow

Ballinkillen

2019

Carlow

Ballon

2019

Carlow

Borris

2019

Carlow

Clonegal

2019

Carlow

Myshall

2019

Carlow

Rathvilly

2019

Cavan

Ballyjamesduff

2019

Cavan

Cootehill

2019

Cavan

Stradone

2019

Clare

Kilfenora

2019

Clare

Kilmihil

2019

Clare

Kilrush

2019

Clare

Scarriff

2019

Clare

Shannon Aviation Museum

2019

Clare

Tuamgraney

2019

Cork

Beal na Blath

2019

Cork

Crosshaven

2019

Cork

Killeagh

2019

Cork

Little Island

2019

Cork

Summercove

2019

Donegal

Bundoran

2019

Donegal

Carndonagh

2019

Donegal

Downings

2019

Donegal

Rathmullan

2019

Donegal

Rossnakill

2019

Dublin

Balrothery

2019

Dublin

Donabate

2019

Dublin

Garristown

2019

Dublin

Lusk

2019

Dublin

Naul

2019

Dublin

Newcastle

2019

Dublin

Oldtown

2019

Dublin

Rush

2019

Dublin

Skerries

2019

Galway

An Spideal

2019

Galway

Claregalway

2019

Galway

Clonbur /An Fhairche

2019

Galway

Glenamaddy

2019

Galway

Lawrencetown

2019

Kerry

Ballybunion

2019

Kerry

Castleisland

2019

Kerry

Fenit

2019

Kerry

Killorglin

2019

Kerry

Skellig Region

2019

Kildare

Athy

2019

Kildare

Clane

2019

Kildare

Johnstownbridge

2019

Kildare

Kildare Town

2019

Kildare

Kilmeague

2019

Kildare

Robertstown

2019

Kildare

Sallins

2019

Kilkenny

Graignamanagh

2019

Kilkenny

Hugginstown

2019

Kilkenny

Kilmacow

2019

Kilkenny

Kilnamanagh

2019

Kilkenny

Stoneyford

2019

Laois

Borris-in-Ossory

2019

Laois

Cullohill

2019

Laois

Donaghmore

2019

Laois

Killeshin

2019

Laois

Mountrath

2019

Laois

Rathdowney

2019

Laois

Timahoe

2019

Leitrim

Ballinamore

2019

Leitrim

Carrick-on-Shannon

2019

Leitrim

Dowra

2019

Leitrim

Drumshanbo

2019

Leitrim

Glenfarne

2019

Leitrim

Manorhamilton

2019

Leitrim

Tullaghan

2019

Limerick

Bruff/Lough Gur

2019

Limerick

Glin

2019

Limerick

Kilfinane

2019

Limerick

Patrickswell

2019

Limerick

Rathkeale

2019

Limerick

Templeglantine

2019

Longford

Ballinamuck

2019

Longford

Edgeworthstown

2019

Longford

Granard

2019

Longford

Mullinalaghta

2019

Longford

Newtownforbes

2019

Longford

Stonepark

2019

Louth

Ballapousta

2019

Louth

Baltray

2019

Louth

Carlingford

2019

Louth

Clogherhead

2019

Louth

Dunleer

2019

Louth

Grange

2019

Louth

Gyles Quay

2019

Louth

Stabannon

2019

Mayo

Ballintubber

2019

Mayo

Claremorris

2019

Mayo

Cong

2019

Mayo

Louisburgh

2019

Mayo

Moygownagh

2019

Mayo

Parke

2019

Mayo

Straid Village

2019

Meath

Athboy

2019

Meath

Carlanstown

2019

Meath

Drumconrath

2019

Meath

Dunsany

2019

Meath

Oldcastle

2019

Meath

Slane

2019

Monaghan

Ballinode

2019

Monaghan

Carrickmacross

2019

Monaghan

Castleblaney

2019

Monaghan

Clones

2019

Offaly

Ballinamere

2019

Offaly

Clonbullogue

2019

Offaly

Clonygowan

2019

Offaly

Kilmalogue

2019

Offaly

Lusmagh

2019

Offaly

Mucklagh

2019

Roscommon

Elphin

2019

Sligo

Aclare

2019

Sligo

Ballisodare

2019

Sligo

Carraroe

2019

Sligo

Grange

2019

Sligo

Rosses Point

2019

Sligo

Tubbercurry

2019

Tipperary

Ballynonty

2019

Tipperary

Ballyporeen

2019

Tipperary

Cahir

2019

Tipperary

Carrick-on-Suir

2019

Tipperary

Fethard

2019

Tipperary

Newport

2019

Tipperary

Tipperary

2019

Waterford

Clonea Power

2019

Waterford

Dungarvan

2019

Waterford

Mellery

2019

Waterford

Newtown & Guillamene

2019

Waterford

Portlaw

2019

Waterford

Tramore

2019

Waterford

Villierstown

2019

Westmeath

Ballinea

2019

Westmeath

Castlepollard

2019

Westmeath

Fore

2019

Westmeath

Streamstown

2019

Wexford

Ballycanew

2019

Wexford

Clohamon

2019

Wexford

Crossabeg/Balllymurn

2019

Wexford

Kilmore Village

2019

Wexford

Rathangan

2019

Wexford

Rathnure

2019

Wexford

Riverchapel

2019

Wicklow

Avoca

2019

Wicklow

Barndarrig

2019

Wicklow

Kilcoole

2019

Wicklow

Laragh

2019

Wicklow

Roundwood

2019

Wicklow

Shillelagh