Written answers

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism

Sports Funding

7:00 pm

Photo of James BannonJames Bannon (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
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Question 72: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport if she will provide funding towards the construction of a handball alley in an area (details supplied) of high unemployment and a large youth population, which urgently needs such an amenity to further the development of community based leisure and sporting amenities in the interest of social cohesion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3972/11]

Photo of Mary HanafinMary Hanafin (Minister, Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism; Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation; Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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Under the terms of the Sport Capital Programme grants are allocated to sporting organisations towards the provision of new facilities or the renovation/extension of existing facilities. Since 1998, over €739 million has been allocated to over 7,400 projects nationwide. No decision has been made on the timing of the next round of the Sports Capital Programme. When such a Programme is launched, it will be open to the organisation in question to apply for a grant if it has a suitable proposal.

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