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Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 220.  Deputy Paudie Coffey Information on Paudie Coffey Zoom on Paudie Coffey  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the amount of public funds that have been allocated to Waterford City Enterprise Board for the years 2008, 2009 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6766/12]

 221.  Deputy Paudie Coffey Information on Paudie Coffey Zoom on Paudie Coffey  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the number of jobs that have been created in Waterford city in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 as a result of support of the Waterford City Enterprise Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6767/12]

 222.  Deputy Paudie Coffey Information on Paudie Coffey Zoom on Paudie Coffey  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the number of grants that have been awarded by the Waterford City Enterprise Board for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6768/12]

 223.  Deputy Paudie Coffey Information on Paudie Coffey Zoom on Paudie Coffey  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the number of businesses that have been supported in Waterford city by Waterford City Enterprise Board in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in tabular form. [6769/12]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I propose to take Questions Nos. 220 to 223, inclusive, together.

The role of the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) is to provide support for micro-enterprises in the start-up and expansion phases, to promote and develop indigenous micro-enterprise potential and to stimulate economic activity and entrepreneurship at local level. CEBs offer both grants and a range of training, mentoring and business advice services.

Exchequer funding is made available to the CEBs at the start of each year under the Estimates Process. In addition, where savings are identified elsewhere in the Department during the course of the year every consideration is given to making such funds available to the CEBs where they demonstrate and request such additional funding. Details with regard to Waterford City Enterprise Board, as requested by the Deputy, are set out as follows for the most recent years for which figures are currently available.

[426]P6766 — Exchequer Allocations under the Estimates Process (i.e. at the start of each year) to Waterford City Enterprise Board — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Exchequer Allocations Current (Administration) Capital Total Exchequer Allocation
2008 319,268 420,000 739,268
2009 329,528 455,455 784,983
2010 224,108 286,681 510,789*
2011 216,561 339,772 556,333**
Total 1,089,465 1,501,908 2,591,373

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.

*Savings within DJEI enabled further Exchequer funds to be made available to the CEBs in 3rd Quarter 2010. Waterford City requested and received an additional Capital allocation of €134,060, bringing the total Allocation to €644,849.

**No request for additional Capital funding was requested when additional Exchequer funds (from DJEI savings) became available in 3rd quarter 2011.

P6767 — Jobs Created in Waterford City as a result of support by the CEB in 2008, 2009, 2010 (figures for 2011 are not yet available)

Year Net Jobs existing in CEB-supported companies Net Gains/Losses
2008 809.5 -22.5
2009 662 -147.5
2010 671.5 -58.5
Total 2,143  

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.

P6768 — Number of Projects/Businesses Grant Assisted (i.e. Grants approved for assistance) by Waterford City Enterprise Board 2008, 2009, 2010 (2011 not yet available)

Year No. of Projects Assisted
2008 20
2009 30
2010 22
Total 72

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.

P6769 — Number of Businesses that have been supported by Waterford City Enterprise Board 2008, 2009, 2010 (2011 not yet available)

Year No. of Projects Assisted (Grants) No. of Participants on CEB Training and Development Programmes
2008 20 330
2009 30 808
2010 22 619
Total 72 1,757

Source: CEB Co-ordination Unit.


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