Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (963)

Alan Kelly

Question:

963. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of sports capital applications received as part of the current programme; the number of applications that have been validated to date; the number that have been rejected; and the number under internal review by county in tabular form (details supplied). [45362/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

2,337 applications were submitted under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme 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 to these organisations in May.

Work is now being finalised on the remaining applications for capital works and I expect the allocations to be announced shortly.

The following table sets out the results of the assessment of all applications to date.

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Total

2017 Resubmitted applications

2017 Resubmitted allocations

2018 "Equipment only" applications

2018 "Equipment only" allocations

Capital applications being considered for allocations

Carlow

46

5

2

13

11

28

Cavan

43

5

4

8

8

30

Clare

82

7

7

16

13

59

Cork

260

15

14

83

58

162

Donegal

101

8

8

27

26

66

Dublin

333

27

25

118

70

188

Galway

160

14

12

40

29

106

Kerry

123

8

8

37

33

78

Kildare

98

8

8

25

19

65

Kilkenny

57

3

3

19

16

35

Laois

60

4

4

18

15

38

Leitrim

24

1

1

3

3

20

Limerick

106

10

8

24

18

72

Longford

22

2

2

5

5

15

Louth

52

4

4

15

11

33

Mayo

85

5

5

19

15

61

Meath

95

11

11

9

5

75

Monaghan

43

4

4

8

5

31

Offaly

51

3

2

7

5

41

Roscommon

49

7

7

14

11

28

Sligo

49

6

5

12

11

31

Tipperary

86

4

3

13

11

69

Waterford

74

8

7

17

13

49

Westmeath

61

3

3

21

17

37

Wexford

93

9

8

21

20

63

Wicklow

84

5

5

27

21

52

Grand Total

2337

186

170

619

469

1532