Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (187)

Chris Andrews

Question:

187. Deputy Chris Andrews asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of applicants for the previous two rounds of the sports capital programme that were granted funding but did not draw down the grants fully. [2614/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

Due to the nature of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme it can take grantees a number of years to fully draw down their grants. Amongst the reasons for this are the need to have all of the legal requirements of the Programme satisfied, the need to obtain quotations for the work in question and the need for the organisation or club in question to raise the necessary own-funding element of the project to complete the work. Some projects were also delayed last year as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The two most recent rounds of the Sports Capital Programme were advertised in 2017 and 2018 with allocations made in 2017 and 2019 respectively. The information sought by the Deputy in relation to the status of these grants is set out in the table below:

Scheme

Fully outstanding

Partially drawn down

Fully drawn down

Total number of grants allocated

2017 Sports Capital Programme

492

339

1,006

1,837

2018 - Sports Capital Programme

1,110

214

330

1,654