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Sports Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 14 July 2021

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Ceisteanna (112)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

112. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a deadline has been set to announce recipients of the Sports Capital Funding Programme. [38327/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Tourism)

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) 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 SCEP closed for applications on Monday 1st March, 2021. 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 manual for the 2020 round was finalised earlier this year and is available at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. All applications are being assessed in accordance with this manual. Given the record number of applications and the detailed information contained in each application, the assessment process will take a number of months to fully complete. It is envisaged that allocations for applications for sports equipment- only will be made first during the coming weeks with allocations to other capital projects announced before the end of the year. At least €40 million is being made available for allocation and local and regional allocations will be announced at the same time. As soon as this process is complete all applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment of their application.

Question No. 113 answered with Question No. 106.
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