Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (508)

Catherine Murphy


508. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the status of the release of a grant to a sports club (details supplied) in County Kildare; if same will be communicated to the club; and if there are outstanding issues for the club to address and or resolve in respect of documentation. [39218/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

The club referred to by the Deputy was provisionally allocated a grant of €81,500 under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme (SCP) for the development of an artificial playing surface and a further €83,343 under the 2018 SCP towards the provision of floodlights and non-personal sports equipment.

I understand the Chief State Solicitor's Office (CSSO) continues to liaise with the grantee's solicitor in relation to outstanding legal requirements in relation to the first grant. The latest correspondence issued from the CSSO earlier this week. It will not be possible to provide formal approval for either amount until all legal formalities have been completed in each case. Once the legal formalities have been completed, there will be no undue delay in paying the relevant grants subject to the other necessary documentation being submitted by the club.