Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (583)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

583. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if requests from sport capital grant beneficiaries are allowed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52793/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Sports Capital Programme 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. 

My Department understands that the priorities and needs of sports clubs and groups can change from time to time. Therefore, provided any new proposal still has a sporting content and can meet the terms and conditions of the Programme, the Department generally looks favourably on requests for a change of purpose for a particular grant.   

In the first instance the club should contact the official that deals with their county.  Details of the phone number to call for each county are published on my Departmenmt's website at https://www.gov.ie/en/service/d13385-sports-capital-programme/#further-information or they can email sportscapitalprogramme@dttas.gov.ie