Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (323)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

323. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a decision will be made in relation to applications by Westmeath County Council (details supplied) for funding under the large-scale sports infrastructural fund; when funding will be given in order to allow the project to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51010/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund opened for applications on 19th November 2018 and the closing date for receipt of applications was 17th April 2019.

An application has been made for funding towards the design of a Regional Sport Centre in Mullingar. That application is one of 72 applications that were received. Details of all applications received have been published on the Department's website. The detailed evaluation process has also been published on the Department's website.

As set out in this evaluation process, applicants were given an opportunity to provide corrected and amended documentation, where necessary, in support of applications. This part of the process is now complete and detailed assessment work of the applications has commenced. In view of the detailed information contained in each application I expect that it will be towards the end of this year before assessments are completed.