Tuesday, 25 April 2006

Questions (340, 341, 342)

Finian McGrath

Question:

386 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if he will work with Dublin City Council in assisting a club (details supplied) in Dublin 3 with its efforts for more playing facilities; and if assistance with funding for 2006 will be given. [14587/06]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

The national lottery-funded sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. The programme is advertised on an annual basis. Applications for funding under the 2006 programme were invited through advertisements in the press on 27 and 28 November last. The closing date for receipt of applications was 20 January 2006. All applications received before the deadline are currently being evaluated against the programme's assessment criteria, which are outlined in the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed. An application for funding under the 2006 programme was not received from the organisation in question.

It is my intention to announce another sports capital programme later in the year and at that stage it will be open to the club in question to apply for a grant towards equipment.

Question No. 387 answered with QuestionNo. 383.

Eoin Ryan

Question:

388 Mr. Eoin Ryan asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the number of sports clubs which were allocated funding in Dublin in 2005. [14722/06]

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The national lottery-funded sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. The programme is advertised on an annual basis.

Of a total allocation of €63.239 million made in 2005 to 643 projects nationwide towards the provision of sporting facilities, a total of €15.739 million was allocated to 100 projects in the city and county of Dublin. The closing date for receipt of applications under the 2006 sports capital programme was January 20 2006, before which a total of 1,338 applications were received, including 233 from Dublin. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed.

Eoin Ryan

Question:

389 Mr. Eoin Ryan asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the amount allocated to sports facilities here in the past ten years; and the amount allocated to sports facilities for Dublin in the past ten years. [14723/06]

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The national lottery-funded sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. The programme is advertised on an annual basis.

Since 1996, a total of €415,733,497 in sports capital funding has been allocated to sporting organisations throughout Ireland, of which €111,348,709 has been allocated to organisations in Dublin. Details of allocations by year are contained in the following table.

Capital funding for sports facilities since 1996

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Total

Ireland

9,084,976

11,829,514

7,554,942

25,382,064

45,496,874

56,179,561

78,830,400

56,352,733

61,783,014

63,239,419

415,733,497

Dublin

1,688,752

2,821,358

1,580,189

6,466,776

15,579,305

13,908,710

23,075,900

14,763,733

14,691,000

15,739,419

111,348,709