Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Questions (570)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


570. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when a decision will be made on the lottery grant fund application in respect of a group (details supplied) in County Meath. [50403/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department has a funding provision of €500,000 in respect of National Lottery Funding for 2013 and the closing date for applications was the 18th October 2013. Over 600 applications, totalling over €7.5m, were received and the club to which the Deputy refers is one of these applications. As the volume of applications far exceeds the available resources it will not be possible to assist all applications. The assessment process is ongoing and all applicants will be informed of the outcome as soon as final decisions have been made.