Written answers

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Community Development Projects

Photo of Ray ButlerRay Butler (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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107. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of funding that has been allocated to a project (details supplied), to include all funding allocated to the community groups involved; the names of these groups; the net amount allocated to each of them; the amount of funding that was spent on consultants for each community project; and the administration costs of each project and-or the total administration cost of all of these projects. [47189/13]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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The project referred to in the question was a strategic initiative under the Rural Development Programme 2007–2013 implemented by Meath Partnership and involving 10 rural villages in Co Meath. A consultant was engaged to work with each village over an 18 month period to produce community-led village development plans. The consultancy fee was €59,129 and was a collective figure for all ten villages.

On foot of these plans, community groups in 8 of the villages submitted applications to Meath Partnership to fund various projects. In excess of €655,000 in LEADER funding was allocated to various community projects in respect of 6 of the groups, with an additional €230,000 on a reserve list in respect of 2 others, should any additional funding become available. The administration of the project cost €12,236 and included room hire, media and promotion, design costs, printing, production of village entry signs and website costs.

Details of the funding allocated, the names of the groups and the net amount allocated to each of them are detailed in the following table.

Promoter Project Allocated Amount
Ballivor Renaissance Working Group Ballivor Community Centre 41,291.06
Dunshaughlin Renaissance Working Group Dunshaughlin Courthouse - Conservation Plan 14,114.25
Dunshaughlin Renaissance Working Group Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival 2012 22,664.40
Dunshaughlin Renaissance Working Group Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival 2013 47,428.40
Dunshaughlin Renaissance Working Group Dunshaughlin Scouts Equipment 8,758.19
Kilmainhamwood Renaissance Working Group McMahons Feasibility Study 2,435.40
Kilmainhamwood Renaissance Working Group McMahons Capital Project 18,609.75
Kilmainhamwood Renaissance Working Group Kilmainhamwood River Walk A&D 3,044.25
Laytown Renaissance Working Group Seafield Recreational Grounds, Laytown 18,428.61
Laytown Renaissance Working Group Laytown village enhancement Feasibility study 4,050.00
Oldcastle Renaissance Working Group Oldcastle Showhall 145,155.28
Oldcastle Renaissance Working Group Le Cheile Festival 2012 22,250.33
Oldcastle Renaissance Working Group Laurence Gilson Summer School 6,601.23
Oldcastle Renaissance Working Group LeCheile Music & Arts Festival 2013 9,022.50
Summerhill Renaissance Working Group Summerhill Community Park and Playground 104,938.50
Summerhill Renaissance Working Group Summerhill Village Green Enhancement 45,815.28
Summerhill Renaissance Working Group Summerhill Village Green - Conservation Plan 4,483.35
Summerhill Renaissance Working Group Summerhill Community Centre Upgrade, Access & Extension 109,559.10
Summerhill Renaissance Working Group Summerhill Community Centre Heating Upgrade 26,692.78

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