Written answers

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Duncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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786. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a project (details supplied) will qualify for funding in view of its importance to the county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13038/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The second call for Category 2 applications for the Fund closed at on 28 February 2020 and there was an excellent response from all across the country, with 76 applications received.

On 25 June 2020, I announced details of 24 successful projects arising from this call.The successful projects have been allocated €13m in support from the Fund and will deliver a total investment worth €17m.  To date, the Fund has now allocated €161 million in support for 134 projects across Ireland, worth a combined total of €229 million.

As part of the aforementioned announcement, the Athy Food, Skills and Drinks Hub project referred to by the Deputy was approved for funding of €476,250.

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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787. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of funding for a group (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12746/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The second call for Category 2 applications for the Fund closed on 28 February and there was an excellent response from all across the country, with 76 applications received.  

On 25 June 2020, I announced details of 24 successful projects arising from this call.  The successful projects have been allocated €13m in support from the Fund and will deliver a total investment worth €17m. To date, the Fund has now allocated €161 million in support for 134 projects across Ireland, worth a combined total of €229 million.

As part of the aforementioned announcement, the Cahersiveen Town Centre Regeneration Project referred to by the Deputy was approved for funding of €1,056,380.

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