Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
National Lottery Funding
74. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent of capital or current funding provided for sporting or cultural activities in County Cork in each of the past four years both from proceeds of the national lottery and other sources; the intended future expenditure from each source for 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37340/20]
As the Deputy is aware my Department was established in June of this year bringing together functions previously under the remit of three Departments of State. Details of the annual funding allocation to my Department at subhead level are published in the annual Revised Estimates Volume. Through these subheads, my Department administers and delivers a wide range of programmes and measures, descriptions of which are available on its website while details of expenditure by Departments are available in the annual Appropriation Accounts.
Funds raised by the National Lottery are transferred to the Exchequer and are used to part-finance expenditure by various Government Departments on projects in these categories. Details of National Lottery funding received by my Department under the Sports Capital Programme and for the promotion of Art and Cultural activities sponsored by my Department are published in the annual Appropriation Accounts for this Department.
Details of exchequer capital funding provided by my Department for the provision of Sports, Culture and Arts related purposes and activities in County Cork for the period 2016 to 2020 are set out below. Details of allocations for 2021 will be published in the Revised Estimates Volume.
Sports Capital Programme
The Sports Capital Programme is part funded from the proceeds of the National Lottery however the details of all allocations and payments made each year under the programme are published annually.
The Department operates a range of Schemes and details of expenditure as requested are summarised below.
Capital Funding to Cork
Arts & Culture Capital Scheme 2016 – 2018 (Allocated in 2017)
|Cork Butter Museum Limited||41,424|
|Cork County Council / Briery Gap||250,000|
|Sirius Arts Centre||5,054|
|West Cork Arts Centre||1,272|
|St. Peters Cork Leisure World||7,196|
|Triskel Arts Centre CLG||11,960|
|Banteer Old School Heritage and Drama Trust (T/A Glen Theatre)||12,262|
|Conna Community Council||2,200|
|Wandesford Quay Ltd (WQL)||90,842|
|The Everyman Palace Ltd||155,463|
|Cork Opera House DAC||176,288|
|Firkin Crane Ltd,||150,000|
Digitisation Scheme (Allocation in 2017)
|Crawford Art Gallery||18,000|
|UCC||47,818||2019||RTÉ/UCC Atlas of the Irish Revolution digital tools|
|RTÉ Cork /UCC||67,000||2020||The Great Hunger Online Digital Resources|
ACCESS II Scheme payments made between 2017-date
|Organisation||Grant/payment made||Scheme||Year payment made|
|Cork County Council (re West Cork Arts Centre)||€500,000||ACCESS II||2017|
|Cork County Council (re West Cork Arts Centre)||86,591||ACCESS II||2018|
Creative Ireland Programme
Under Pillar 2 of the Creative Ireland Programme – “Enabling Creativity in Every Community” – my Department and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government provide funding to each of the 31 local authorities to enable them to implement their individual Culture and Creativity Strategies and support an extensive programme of activities, events and initiatives in each county. For example, for the period 2018 - 2020, this equated to an individual annual local authority allocation of €96,774.
In 2020, my Department also provided additional funding for local authorities through the Creative Ireland Programme for further initiatives and projects. In Cork County, this included an allocation of €50,000 under the July Stimulus Package and €12,500 under the Positive Ageing and Creative Wellbeing scheme. Cork City Council were also allocated €50,000 under the July Stimulus Package and €15,000 under the Positive Ageing and Creative Wellbeing scheme.
It should also be noted that my Department, through the Creative Ireland Programme, additionally provides an annual allocation to each local authority to support the delivery of Cruinniú na nÓg – the national day of free creative activities for children and young people under 18 years, at local level.
Through the Creative Ireland Programme, funding provided to Cork City Council and Cork County Council for the period 2017-2020 is set out in the table below.
|Year||Cork City Council Allocation||Cork County Allocation|
Funding to Cork 2016 to 2020
|2016||Co-operation with Northern Ireland Funding Scheme||Munster Literature Centre||€1,500|
|2016||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||The Glucksman||€ 6,375|
|2016||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||Cork Butter Museum||€ 1,361|
|2016||Local Festivals & Summer Schools Funding Scheme||Ballydehob Festival||€ 1,500|
|2016||Culture Night||Cork County Council||€ 8,000|
|2016||Culture Night||Cork City Council||€ 10,000|
|2017||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||The Glucksman||€ 10,000|
|2017||Culture Night||Cork County Council||€ 10,000|
|2017||Culture Night||Cork City Council||€ 10,000|
|2018||Culture Night||Cork County Council||€ 10,000|
|2018||Culture Night||Cork City Council||€ 10,000|
|2018||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||The Glucksman||€ 15,000|
|2018||Local Festivals & Summer Schools Funding Scheme||Foróige||€ 1,000|
|2019||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||The Glucksman||€ 10,000|
|2019||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||Cork Butter Museum||€ 7,500|
|2019||Local Festivals & Summer Schools Funding Scheme||Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann||€ 1,500|
|2019||Culture Night||Cork County Council||€ 10,000|
|2019||Culture Night||Cork City Council||€ 10,000|
|2020||Audience Engagement Fund||Passage West Martitime Museum||€ 6,900|
|2020||Audience Engagement Fund||Nano Nagle Place||€ 20,000|
|2020||Audience Engagement Fund||Clonakility Enterprise Board CLG||€ 12,000|
|2020||Audience Engagement Fund||Cork Public Museum||€ 15,000|
|2020||Audience Engagement Fund||Coiste Forbartha||€ 10,000|
|2020||Regional Museum Exhibition Scheme||Sirus Arts Centre||€ 7,000|
Annual Funding under Regional Museums, Galleries, Cultural Centres and Projects
|Cork Butter Museum|