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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (519)

Thomas Gould

Question:

519. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the capital funding provided to ladies and men’s sports respectively in County Cork from 2015 to date in tabular form. [39648/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

The Sports Capital and Equipment 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.

The 2020 round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme closed for applications on Monday 1 March. By the closing date, 3,106 applications were submitted seeking over €200 million in funding. This is the highest number of applications ever received. The scoring system and assessment manual for the 2020 round was finalised earlier in the year and is available at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie . All applications are being assessed in accordance with this manual. Assessment of the "equipment-only" applications is nearing completion and an announcement in relation to these grants will be made shortly. The remaining applications for capital works will be assessed immediately afterwards with these allocations expected before the end of the year.

All applications, allocations and payments under the Programme are published on a county basis on my Department's website at www.gov.ie/en/service/d13385-sports-capital-programme/#sports-capital-programme-applications-allocations-and-payments . A high proportion of applicants under the programme have mixed membership so it is not possible to provide a breakdown between ladies and mens sport.

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