Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (237)

Imelda Munster


237. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation for the sports capital grant in 2017, 2018 and 2019; and the estimated cost of increasing the 2019 allocation by 10%. [27078/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Details of all allocations under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) since 1998 and all payments since 2007 are available on my Department's website

Due to the nature of the SCP, it can take some grantees a number of years to draw down the grants allocated to them. Accordingly, the amount required in the relevant subhead to cover drawdowns under the programme does not equate to the allocations made in that particular year. The amounts allocated in new grants and the amounts available in the sub-head (including carryover) for 2017, 2018 and 2019 are set out in the table below.

In relation to the most recent (2018) round of the SCP, sanction has been received for allocations totalling €40m. The assessment of these applications is ongoing. The cost of increasing this sanctioned allocation amount by 10% would be €4m. In relation to the funding available in the relevant sub-head in 2019, the cost of increasing this by 10% would be €4.5m


Amount allocated in new grants

Total Amount available in sub-head (including carry-over)







2019 (to date)