Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (234)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

234. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an application for capital funding under the sports capital grants scheme has been received from a club (details supplied); if so, if same will be considered for an allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2014/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme opened for applications on Friday 7 September and the application period closed on Friday 19th October. By that deadline, a record 2,337 applications were submitted seeking a total of €162m in funding.

I can confirm that an application has been submitted by the organisation referred to by the Deputy.

For the first time, applicants who have submitted incorrect documentation under this round will be given the opportunity to correct their application during the assessment period. While there will be no undue delay in completing the assessment process, in view of the opportunity to correct documentation, the record number of applications received and the detailed information contained in each application, it is likely to take a number of months to have all of these new applications fully assessed.