Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (249)

Mary Butler


249. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason an application for sports capital grant funding by a centre (details supplied) was unsuccessful; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49249/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

2,337 applications were submitted under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme seeking a total of €162m in funding. 

While the club referred to by the Deputy submitted a valid application, due to the level of demand and the amount of funding available, unfortunately it was not possible to allocate grants to every eligible applicant under this round.   

My Department will be writing to all applicants in the coming days with details of the outcome of the assessment of their application.  All unsuccessful applicants will be invited to appeal the decision if they believe the Department has made an error in assessing their application in accordance with the published assessment manual.