Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ceisteanna (737)

Seán Crowe


737. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is considering a solidarity support package for clubs (details supplied) following the negative impact of Covid-19. [12600/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Last Friday my colleague Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin, and I announced a funding package of up €70 million to support the sport sector, which has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This funding package includes;

- Funding of up to €40m for the three main field sports organisations – the FAI, the GAA and the IRFU.

- a Resilience Fund of up to €10m to support the National Governing Bodies of Sport,

- a Sports Club Resilience Fund of up to €15m to support clubs, and

- a Sports Restart and Renewal Fund of up to €5m.

This additional funding, along with the Roadmap accelerations announced by An Taoiseach on Friday, will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country.

This additional funding will be invested through four new grant schemes which will be developed by Sport Ireland and my Department and administered by Sport Ireland. Funding allocations to the National Governing Bodies and clubs under the new schemes will be determined following a robust grant application and assessment process conducted by Sport Ireland.

Sport Ireland will announce an open invitation to applications from funded bodies for assistance under the grant schemes.

Question No. 738 answered with Question No. 722.