Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (527)

Seán Haughey

Question:

527. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a sports capital grant of €150,000 will be allocated to a sports club (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no planning permission is required for the works; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that a grant for this purpose was only sought for the first time recently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50286/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

When the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) was advertised, my Department published a guide to filling out the application form which set out the Department’s minimum requirements to be considered for funding. The club referred to by the Deputy submitted an application under the 2018 SCP but unfortunately the application was deemed invalid.

All applicants, including the organisation referred to by the Deputy, have now been contacted with details of the outcome of the assessment of their application, including details of why applications were deemed invalid. Organisations may appeal the decision if they believe that an error was made in deeming their application invalid and details of how to make an appeal have been communicated to all relevant clubs.