Written answers

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Photo of Fiona O'LoughlinFiona O'Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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550. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of funding allocated to County Kildare in each year since the commencement of the town and village renewal scheme; the amount granted to other counties in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49774/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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The Town and Village Renewal Scheme forms part of the Government's Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme and is part of a package of measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme was launched in the second half of 2016, and since then, over 830 projects have been approved for funding of €68 million, including 156 projects that were approved for funding of €15 million under the 2019 scheme.

Details of grant funding allocated to Co Kildare since 2016 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme are provided below:

Year Grant funding approved
2016 €380,000
2017 €416,403
2018 €520,000
2019 €312,164
Total €1,628,567

Full details of all the projects funded in Co. Kildare and in other counties since 2016 are available on the Gov.ie website through the following link: .

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