Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ceisteanna (211)

Charlie McConalogue


211. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an organisation (details supplied) will be granted funding under the current sports capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24403/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

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

186 of these applications were for projects that were deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that subsequently submitted corrected documents.  These applications were assessed first and approximately €7m in allocations to 170 projects were announced on the 17th January. 

Thereafter, 619 "equipment only" applications were assessed and 466 allocations with a value of €9.8m were announced in May.

Work is now under way in assessing the remaining applications for capital works.  The application from the organisation referred to by the Deputy is among this group of applications. 

For the first time applicants who submitted incorrect documentation under this round are being 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 applications assessed. Accordingly, I expect that it will be September 2019 before the full set of allocations under this current round of the programme are announced.