Written answers

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism

Sports Funding

5:00 pm

Photo of Willie PenroseWillie Penrose (Longford-Westmeath, Labour)
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Question 115: To ask the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if he will confirm having received an application from a community group (details supplied) in County Longford; if, in context of their plan to provide an important community and sports centre, and more particularly, in view of the significant efforts the group have made raising funds for the provision thereof, he will ensure that same is allocated a significant allocation from lottery funding to enable the project to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17028/08]

Photo of Séamus BrennanSéamus Brennan (Minister, Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism; Dublin South, Fianna Fail)
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Under the Sports Capital Programme, which is administered by my Department, funding is allocated to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. The 2008 programme was advertised on 13th and 14th of January and the deadline for receipt of applications was 29th February for paper-based applications and 7th March for online applications.

All applications received before the deadline, including the one in question, will be evaluated against the programme's assessment criteria, which are outlined in the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed.

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