Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
Sports Capital Programme
Question 166: To ask the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if there is lottery funding available for sports clubs to apply for; if there is a surplus fund that sports clubs can apply for funding from; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16819/09]
Under the sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department and part funded from the proceeds of the National Lottery, funding is allocated to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. Since 1998, over €725 million has been allocated to over 7,400 projects across the country.
€56 million has been provided in my Department's vote in the 2009 Estimates to cover payments to be made from the C1 subhead, out of which grants are paid for the provision of sports and recreation facilities.
This money will be paid out to clubs that have been allocated grants under previous rounds of the Programme. No decision has been taken on the timing of the next round of the Programme.