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Sports Capital Programme.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 30 March 2006

Thursday, 30 March 2006

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Paddy McHugh

Ceist:

162 Mr. McHugh asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the assistance which is available for a club (details supplied) to buy minimalist basic equipment to ensure the safe continuation of the club; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12570/06]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

The national lottery funded sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. The programme is advertised on an annual basis. Applications for funding under the 2006 programme were invited through advertisements in the press on 27 and 28 November last. The closing date for receipt of applications was Friday, 20 January. All applications received before the deadline are being evaluated against the programme's assessment criteria, which are outlined in the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed. An application for funding under the 2006 programme was not received from the organisation in question.

I assure the Deputy that it is my intention to announce another sports capital programme later in the year and at that stage it will be open to the club in question to apply for a grant towards equipment.

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