Thursday, 18 February 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Sports Capital Programme
110. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason a grant to a club (details supplied) has still not been paid despite all documentation being provided; if she will progress the matter given the impact it is having on the club; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9099/21]
The club referred to by the Deputy received a provisional allocation of €76,754 under the 2018 Sports Capital Programme (SCP). A Deed of Covenant and Charge was already in place in respect of previous grants to the club and this new allocation needed to be added to that Deed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SCP.
I understand that the legal formalities in this regard are now nearing completion. Once finalised, my Department will issue formal approval to the club which will allow the club to commence drawing down the funding. The club has been advised that no expenditure in relation to grant aided elements of their project should be incurred prior to receipt of formal approval.