Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Sports Capital Programme Applications Data
963. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of sports capital applications received as part of the current programme; the number of applications that have been validated to date; the number that have been rejected; and the number under internal review by county in tabular form (details supplied). [45362/19]
The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.
2,337 applications were submitted under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme seeking a total of €162m in funding.
186 of these applications were for projects that were deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that subsequently submitted corrected documents. These applications were assessed first and approximately €7m in allocations to 170 projects were announced on the 17th January.
619 equipment only applications were assessed next and 466 allocations with a value of €9.8m were announced to these organisations in May.
Work is now being finalised on the remaining applications for capital works and I expect the allocations to be announced shortly.
The following table sets out the results of the assessment of all applications to date.
|-||Total||2017 Resubmitted applications||2017 Resubmitted allocations||2018 "Equipment only" applications||2018 "Equipment only" allocations||Capital applications being considered for allocations|