Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (228)

Jackie Cahill


228. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an appeal by a club (details supplied) to the decision not to grant it funding for equipment as part of the sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27236/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme closed for applications on Friday 19th October last. By that deadline, a record 2,337 applications were submitted seeking a total of €162m in funding.

186 of these applications were for projects that were deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that subsequently submitted corrected documents. These applications were assessed first and approximately €7m in allocations to 170 projects were announced on the 17th January.

619 "equipment only" applications were assessed next and 466 allocations with a value of €9.8m were announced in May. All unsuccessful "equipment only" applications were invited to appeal the decision to not award them a grant and the deadline for submitting these appeals was Tuesday last (25th June). I can confirm that the organisation referred to by the Deputy submitted an appeal and my Department is currently reviewing all of the appeals received. I expect that all organisations will be notified of the outcome of their appeal in the coming weeks.