Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1573)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1573. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35189/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. No applications has been submitted by the club in question but the type of equipment referred to by the Deputy is eligible for funding under the programme.

Work is now nearing completion on the assessment of the remaining applications under the 2018 round of the SCP and no new applications are being accepted. Any organisation planning to make an application under a future round of the Programme should register on the Department's online application system OSCaR (www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie) as soon as possible as applications are only accepted through this. I expect a new round of the Programme will be open for applications before the end of this year and all registered OSCaR users will receive an email notification in this regard.