Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (592)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

592. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the scoring sheet for an organisation (details supplied) which applied to the town and village renewal scheme 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47620/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

There was a strong level of interest in the 2019 Town and Village Renewal 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 2019 I announced details of the 156 projects approved for funding under the 2019 Scheme.

While the application referred to by the Deputy achieved the minimum scoring standard, it did not score high enough, relative to the other applications, to receive funding.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme assessment sheets and scoring for individual projects are not published by my Department. However my officials are available to provide feedback on individual projects to the Deputy, to Donegal Co. Council, or any other Local Authority, if required.

My Department can be contacted by e-mail in the first instance at townandvillage@drcd.gov.ie.