Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1074. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a successful funding application by a local authority (details supplied); if funding has been drawn down; the next phase in the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3706/20]
On 10th January Minister Ross and I announced provisional allocations totalling €77.4m for 25 projects under Stream 2 (construction) of the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). On 13th January we announced further provisional allocations of €5m for a further 7 projects under Stream1 (design) of the LSSIF. A provisional allocation of €837,680 was announced for a Regional Sports Campus in Cavan under Stream 1 of the fund. My Department wrote to the Council confirming this on the 16th January.
The evaluation procedures and guidelines for the LSSIF provide that once provision allocations are announced, the successful projects will undergo a further process of due diligence. This process includes a further review of projects including economic appraisals and feasibility studies as appropriate to comply with the public spending code. This work is underway and the Department will continue to liaise with the successful promoters in the weeks ahead to advance all proposals.