Written Answers. - Sports Capital Programme.

Gay Mitchell

Question:

958 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation if he will review the application of a college (details supplied) in Dublin 6W; and if he will ensure that funds are made available to this college in view of the special circumstances involved. [19481/00]

An application for funding under the 2000 sports capital programme was received from the college in question. Under the guidelines, terms and conditions for the 2000 sports capital programme, which accompanied all application forms, it is clearly stated that "Applications from schools and colleges must be made jointly with local sports clubs or community groups". As the application in question did not meet this criteria I regret that, under the terms and conditions of the sports capital programme, the project was deemed to be ineligible. I intend to advertise the 2001 sports capital programme later this year. In the event that the college resubmits an application in accordance with the terms and conditions of the programme it will be considered.