Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (262)

Heather Humphreys

Question:

262. Deputy Heather Humphreys asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding opportunities for a project (details supplied) in County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33917/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The allocations under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme were announced last December and there are no more grants available at this time.  No decision has been taken on the timing of the next round of the Sports Capital Programme.  Any future rounds will be advertised in that national press.  It will be open to any club to apply under any future round of the Sports Capital Programme, subject to the terms and conditions that will apply at that time.

It may be possible for the club to raise funds via the ‘Tax Relief for Donations to Certain Sports Bodies’ scheme (section 847A of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997). This is a Revenue operated scheme which offers tax benefits to individuals or companies who make donations to the club.  Further details on this scheme and how it operates can be found on the Revenue Commissioners website.