Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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1032. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital application appeal by a club (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2697/20]

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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The most recent (2018) round of the Sports Capital Programme attracted a record 2,337 applications. Allocations were announced in January, May and November of last year with a total of over €56 million awarded to 1,648 different projects.

All unsuccessful applicants were given the opportunity to appeal the Department’s decision.  In relation to the capital grants announced in November, a total of 122 appeals were submitted by the December deadline, including an appeal from the organisation referred to by the Deputy.  Work on finalising the assessment of these appeals is nearing completion and I expect that all relevant clubs will be notified of the outcome in the coming weeks.


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