Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Data

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

19. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications by county received under the second call for category one applications to the rural regeneration and development fund; when a decision will be made in respect of the applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43828/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund seeks to support ambitious and strategic projects which have the potential to transform rural economies and communities. The Government has committed €1 billion over 10 years to the Fund and €315 million is allocated to the Fund for the period 2019-2022.

The second call for Category 1 applications for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund closed on 6 August 2019. Category 1 projects are projects which have all necessary planning and other consents in place and are ready to proceed.  There was an excellent response from across the country and my Department received 69 applications for funding.

My Department is currently finalising the assessment process in relation to the applications, carried out in conjunction with the Project Advisory Board for the Fund, which is comprised of representatives from key Government Departments and independent experts.  

My Department will prepare a report detailing the outcome of that process and my role as Minister will be to consider that report and make final decisions in relation to the allocation of funding. In that regard, I expect to be in a position to announce the successful Category 1 projects from the second call shortly.

Number of Applications by County  

County Number of Applications
Carlow 2
Cavan 4
Clare 5
Cork 4
Donegal 3
Galway 4
Kerry 6
Kilkenny 3
Laois 1
Leitrim 2
Limerick 5
Longford 1
Mayo 4
Meath 3
Monaghan 2
Offaly 3
Roscommon 2
Sligo 1
Tipperary 4
Waterford 2
Wexford 3
Wicklow 3
Kildare, Laois 1
Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim 1
Grand Total 69


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.