Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (138)

Alan Dillon


138. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a review of the 2018 sports capital programme has taken place; if she has signed off on the review; if not, when she plans to sign off on the review; if the review will be published on the website of her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29512/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Tourism)

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country. The Programme for Government commits to continuing the SCP and to prioritise the investment in disadvantaged areas.

As with all recent rounds of the SCP, a full Review of the 2018 round of the SCP was carried out by the Sports Capital Division of my Department. The review examined all aspects of the operation of the 2018 round of the programme including any necessary changes required to further improve the scheme. Work has now been completed on the Review at official level and the recommendations contained in it will be factored in to the terms and conditions of the next round of the programme. In this regard, a submission of the draft terms and conditions for the next round and the Review is expected to be submitted to me shortly. Once approved, the Review will be published on the Department's website.