Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (268)

Joan Collins


270 Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications received from Sligo Borough Council and Sligo County Council for funding under the sports capital programme 2012; the details of projects for which grant aid has been sought; and when the grant allocations will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34212/12]

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

A new round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) was launched on 28th March 2012. By the deadline for applications the Department had received more than 2,150 applications.

Sligo Borough Council made one application to develop a sand based soccer pitch and tarmac MUGA at Cleveragh Regional Park. Three applications were received from Sligo County Council. These applications were for (i) a replacement roof on an existing sports storage shed/club house at Rosses Point, (ii) the provision of outdoor gym equipment/fitness trail at Carrowhubbock South, and (iii) the provision of a cluster of outdoor gym equipment at Union, Ballygawley. I expect to announce allocations in late Autumn/early Winter 2012.