Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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28. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he intends to seek applications for the next round of applications for the Sports Capital Programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31076/13]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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The most recent round of the Sports Capital Programme was launched in March last year. The Deputy will be aware that this was the first round of the Programme since 2008.   

The Department received 2,170 applications for funding under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme, the highest number of applications ever received. The allocations were announced last December. There were 648 allocations totalling €31m.  

No decision has been taken on the timing of the next round. Any such decision will of course have to be taken in the context of the likely capital provision for the subhead in future years.


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