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Sports Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (292)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

292. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when she expects to announce the awards under the sports capital scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29252/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Tourism)

The Sports Capital and Equipment 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.

The 2020 round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme closed for applications on Monday 1st March. By the closing date, 3,106 applications were submitted seeking over €200m in funding. This is the highest number of applications ever received.

The scoring system and assessment procedures have been finalised and all applications are being assessed in accordance with these.  Given the large number of applications received this assessment process is likely to take a number of months.  As soon as this process is complete all applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment of their application. 

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