Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (288, 298)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

288. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to publish the full list of successful appeals under the sports capital programme in addition to the list of unsuccessful appeals; and the reason given in each case. [13003/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

298. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications his Department received for sports capital funding; the details of those that were granted and refused the funding, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13130/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 288 and 298 together.

The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) closed for applications on 24 February 2017. By the closing date, a record number of 2,320 applications seeking €155 million in grants were received. In November and December of 2017, Minister Ross and I announced €60m in allocations to 1,800 projects under the 2017 round of the SCP. Following the announcement of these allocations, all applicants deemed invalid or partially invalid were invited to appeal the Department’s decision if it was felt that an error had been made in the assessment process. 149 appeals were submitted and of these 35 appeals were upheld. Full details of all allocations including those made on foot of the appeals process, as well as a list of all appeals received, are published on my Department's website at http://www.dttas.ie/sport/english/sports-capital-programme.