Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (355)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

355. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the total drawdown of housing adaptation grants per annum from 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48100/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

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 for the years 2016-2018, showing the numbers of grants funded and the amounts provided to each local authority, is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://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 8 November 2019. 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 8 November 2019

Carlow 

€1,132,234

Cavan 

€495,549

Clare 

€1,469,367

Cork 

€2,964,855

Cork City 

€647,935

Donegal 

€905,780

Dublin City 

€5,632,506

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown 

€974,681

Fingal 

€1,596,246

Galway

€1,148,720

Galway City 

€722,023

Kerry 

€1,911,674

Kildare 

€2,226,929

Kilkenny 

€1,378,959

Laois 

€299,748

Leitrim 

€131,308

Limerick 

€2,082,152

Longford 

€286,190

Louth

€670,082

Mayo 

€1,515,274

Meath 

€1,643,180

Monaghan 

€1,437,883

Offaly 

€554,606

Roscommon 

€924,427

Sligo 

€1,015,782

South Dublin 

€1,487,789

Tipperary

€2,340,638

Waterford 

€849,126

Westmeath 

€864,397

Wexford 

€1,609,774

Wicklow 

€613,392

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.