Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
325. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the breakdown of the youth field sport grant in each of the years 2017 to 2020; the amount each organisation received; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44470/20]
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 allocates annual funding to the three main field sport organisations - the FAI, the GAA and the IRFU - under the Field Sports grant programme. Field Sport investment is broadly aimed at encouraging and creating more opportunities for young people to participate in field sports across Ireland.
I am arranging for Sport Ireland to provide the Deputy with details of funding allocations made under the Field Sport programme in each of the years 2017 to 2020. Please contact my office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.