Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Tourism Project Funding
324. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding available from the Exchequer and EU sources for tourism projects in 2021 under a scheme (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44462/20]
Platforms for Growth is the platform-based approach to large-scale capital investment in tourism product, which was launched by Fáilte Ireland in May 2019 and targets investment in line with specific "platforms" identified as a priority for tourists on the basis of research and insights. The first call for applications in 2019 focused on the platform of immersive cultural and heritage attractions. Further focused calls on other platforms will follow in due course.
In addition to funding provided under Platforms for Growth approach to large grants schemes, Fáilte Ireland also provides further capital supports to tourism attractions and experiences in Ireland through other channels – including small grants schemes; strategic partnerships with other State bodies and some direct investments.
Fáilte Ireland's overall capital allocation for 2021 will be confirmed in the 2021 Revised Estimates Volume (REV) for Public Services, which will be published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.