Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (214)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

214. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a club (details supplied) is eligible to apply for sports capital funding or other funding from his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48408/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

It is open to any organisation with a suitable project to apply for SCP funding. As a first step the organisation referred to by the Deputy should register at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. More details about the Programme, including a guide to the registration process, can be found on the website along with all of the general terms and conditions of the scheme.

Even if a club does not own land, it is possible to receive funding under the SCP. Clubs which do not own land can still apply for funding towards sports equipment. Furthermore, if a club does not own land but has a registered lease in place with at least 15 years remaining at application stage, the club can apply for any works that comply with the general terms and conditions of the SCP.

It is anticipated that the next round of the SCP will be open for applications in the coming months.