Written answers

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Funding

Photo of James LawlessJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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537. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the initiatives or grants available for local organisations and groups to assist local schools in the promotion of sports and active lifestyles courses for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51625/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of sport, increasing participation at all levels and raising standards, including the allocation of funding across its various programmes. Sport Ireland channels funding for sport through the relevant recognised National Governing Bodies of Sport and its network of Local Sports Partnerships.

I have referred the Deputy's question to Sport Ireland for direct reply in relation to this matter. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.


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