Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (472, 474)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

472. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason there is no application process for a 2019 sports capital programme underway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46191/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Seán Haughey

Ceist:

474. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when allocations under the sports capital programme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46285/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 472 and 474 together.

2,337 applications were submitted under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme 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. 

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

Work is now being finalised on the remaining applications for capital works and I expect the allocations to be announced shortly.  As soon as these grants have been announced a review into the operation of the 2018 SCP will be undertaken.  Part of the review will include consideration of timing of the next round but it is anticipated that the SCP will be open for applications again in the coming months.