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Seanad: Commencement Matters: Sports Capital Programme (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Seanadóir Ó Domhnaill as ucht an t-ábhar seo a ardú inniu. I am currently up to my eyes in sports capital applications and, all going well, will be in a position to begin allocating funding by the end of the week. This year we had 2,320 applications from across the country, the largest number we have ever had, with a total value of...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Sports Capital Programme (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: I thank the Senator. I would also be open to looking at that 15-year period to see if it does enough to protect public moneys.The Senator asked about current funding for sports organisations and, in an ideal world, I would love to have a sports current funding round, in which a little bit of finance would be made available to help clubs pay their bills. Perhaps it is something we could do...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Administration (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received.  When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30m would be available which would have made the allocation of grants particularly challenging. Following the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Administration (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received.  When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30m would be available which would have made the allocation of grants particularly challenging. Following the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Expenditure (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 514 and 515 together. The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the primary means of providing Government funding for capital projects to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. The 2017 round of the SCP closed for applications on the 24th February and the announcement of allocations is expected in the coming...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The Sports Capital Programme is the primary means of providing Government funding to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February and the announcement of allocations is expected in the coming weeks. The full guide to making an application under the programme is...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received.  When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30m would be available which would have made the allocation of grants particularly challenging. Following the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Administration (16 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received.  When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30m would be available which would have made the allocation of grants particularly challenging. Following the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sport Ireland Funding (14 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of strategies for increasing participation in recreational sport at national and local level and to co-ordinate the implementation of those strategies.  While there is no specific programme within my Department to provide funding for the purpose outlined by...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Olympic Council of Ireland (14 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The payment of these legal fees is a matter solely for the Olympic Council of Ireland, which is an independent, autonomous body. My Department has not paid any part of these fees.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Funding (14 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the promotion, development and co-ordination of sport. This includes responsibility for the allocation of high performance funding to National Governing Bodies of Sport. As this question is a matter for Sport Ireland, I have referred it to Sport Ireland for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Administration (14 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: In relation to the support provided directly to high performance athletes, this is primarily a matter for Sport Ireland. I understand that in 2017, €7.2 million will be invested directly into High Performance programmes, with a further €1.8 million available to support athletes under the International Carding Scheme which provides income support to elite athletes.   ...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (14 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on 24 February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received.  When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30 m would be available which would have made the allocation of grants particularly challenging. Following the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (9 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on 24 February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received. I can confirm that an application has been submitted by the organisation referred to.  The assessment of all the 2,320 applications is now nearing completion and I expect to be in...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (9 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on 24 February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received. A list of all applications received is available on the Department’s website at .  The assessment of all applications is now nearing completion and I expect to be in a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (9 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received. I can confirm that an application has been submitted by the organisation referred to.  When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30m would be available...

Questions on Promised Legislation (8 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: I thank Deputy Heydon for his question. We had an unprecedented number of applications to the sports capital programme for 2017. A total of 2,320 clubs nationwide applied and the value of their applications was €155 million. Initially there was a budget of €30 million. We were able to increase that to €60 million, €56 million of which will go to local sports...

Leaders' Questions (8 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: Hurlers on the ditch. Sinn Féin has never built one house.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Project Funding (8 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: My Department does not provide direct grants for the purpose outlined by the deputy. My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national tourism policy.  It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects.  These are operational matters for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland. Fáilte...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (8 Nov 2017)

Brendan Griffin: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on the 24th February. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received. When the programme was launched, it was envisaged that €30m would be available which would have made the allocation of grants particularly challenging. Following the conclusion...

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