Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (191)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

191. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the private members sports clubs that have received funding in the past 20 years (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9232/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The primary aim of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is to provide capital funding for projects that will maximise participation in sport and physical activity. In determining whether or not an organisation is private the following information is provided in the guide to making an application: "SCP funding is focused on community sports where the maximum number of people can participate. The Department may deem any organisation that places excessive restrictions on membership or usage as a private organisation and therefore not eligible for SCP funding."

The most recent allocations under the SCP were made in November and December 2017 and full details of these and previous SCP allocations are available on my Department's website at http://www.dttas.ie/sport/english/sports-capital-programme-awards-new

In relation to future rounds of the SCP, my Department is currently undertaking a review of the 2017 round with a view to making recommendations on how to improve the process for future calls.