Tuesday, 31 May 1994
Dáil Éireann Debate
220. Mr. Carey asked the Minister for Education if she has received an application from a soccer team (details supplied) in County Clare for assistance to help them to travel as an exchange group to Denmark.
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): There is no record in my Department of receipt of an application from a soccer team in County Clare requesting grant aid to travel as an exchange group to Denmark.
Under my Department's scheme of assistance to sport, grant-aid is provided to national governing bodies of sport to assist towards the cost of hosting or attending international competition abroad, generally of a World or European ranking.
To qualify for grant aid under this  scheme an organisation must be recognised as a national governing body of sport by Cospóir, the National Sports Council and the Department of Education. Applications from individual clubs or teams would not qualify for assistance under my Department's scheme.
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