Thursday, 2 May 2013

Ceisteanna (251, 252, 254)

Sandra McLellan

Ceist:

251. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of the number of applications from city and county councils for funding under the sports capital programme in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20981/13]

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Sandra McLellan

Ceist:

252. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will give a detailed account of the reason applications from city and county councils were rejected for funding under the sports capital grant scheme 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20982/13]

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Sandra McLellan

Ceist:

254. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he intends to introduce the next phase of the sports capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20984/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 251, 252 and 254 together.  

The total number of applications from city and county councils for funding under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme was 94, of which 31 were successful, with 63 unsuccessful. Applications were unsuccessful for various reasons.  Some were deemed invalid for one or more of the following reasons: issues regarding title, no evidence of own funding, issues regarding planning permission, original signatures not provided, issues regarding quotes, feasibility study not provided, insufficient sporting content, or a lack of supporting documentation.  Furthermore, the budget available for the scheme did not allow all valid applications to be supported.  

No decision has been taken on the timing of the next round of the Sports Capital Programme.