Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (521)

James Browne

Question:

521. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if sport capital grant applications from schools whose land is owned by a body (details supplied) will be accepted; the way in which to secure the grant with the permission of the landowner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50217/19]

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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.

Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport, and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may also apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.

A full guide to making an applications is available at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie This contains full information on how schools can apply and also details how an application can be made when the land is owned by another organisation.