Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Rural and Community Development
Town and Village Renewal Scheme
1165. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the town and village renewal scheme in 2018 and 2019; the amount paid to each local authority to date based on latest information for each allocation in tabular form; the percentage of the total amount paid out to date out of the amount allocated to each local authority in each such year based on latest data; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6256/20]
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is one of a number of measures designed to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland under my Department's Rural Development Investment Programme. The Scheme is administered by the Local Authorities on behalf of my Department.
224 projects which were approved for funding of €21.3 million under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme; 156 projects were approved for funding of almost €15 million in October 2019 under the 2019 Scheme.
Tables 1 and 2 below outline the funding that was approved for each Local Authority in 2018 and 2019 respectively under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, the amount that has been paid out to date, and the amount paid expressed as a percentage of the amount allocated. It should be noted that payments are made when projects meet agreed milestones.
Given the nature of the projects delivered under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, it is expected that the projects approved in 2019 will not be completed, in the main, until 2021. The remaining projects approved under the 2018 scheme are expected to be finalised during 2020. However, the completion of some projects may also be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Table 1: Details of 2018 T&V funding approved and paid by Local Authority up to 11 May 2020.
|Local Authority area||Grant amount approved||Funding paid to 11 May 2020||% paid to 11 May 2020|
Table 2: Details of 2019 T&V funding approved and paid by Local Authority up to 11 May 2020.
|T&V 2019||Grant Amount Approved||Funding paid to 11 May 2020||% funding paid to 11 May 2020|