Written Answers. - Sports Capital Programme.

Tuesday, 27 May 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 567 No. 5

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  275.  Mr. Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   when a decision will be made on an application for funding under the sports capital programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14253/03]

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue  The national lottery-funded sports capital programme which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country.

The programme is advertised on an annual basis. The 2003 sports capital programme was advertised in the national newspapers on 23 and 24 March 2003. The closing date for receipt of applications was April 25. In excess of 1,300 applications were received before the closing date, including one from the organisation in question. All applications are currently being evaluated against the programme's assessment criteria, which are outlined in the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed.

  276.  Mr. Gregory  Information on Tony Gregory  Zoom on Tony Gregory   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   if his Department has received a request for funding under the sports capital programme from the 5th port of Dublin Sea Scouts Group to assist in the rebuilding of its headquarters at Bull Island, Dublin 3; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this sea scout group is socially inclusive and provides an important amenity for the northside of Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14292/03]

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue  The national lottery-funded sports capital programme which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country.

The programme is advertised on an annual basis. The 2003 sports capital programme was advertised in the national newspapers on 23 and 24 March 2003. The closing date for receipt of applications was April 25. In excess of 1,300 applications were received before the closing date, including one from the organisation in question. All applications are currently being evaluated against the programme's assessment criteria, which are outlined in the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed.

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  277.  Mr. Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   if funding will be approved under the sports capital programme for Ballygar and Districts Company Limited; when he will make a decision on the application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14293/03]

  280.  Mr. Connaughton  Information on Paul Connaughton  Zoom on Paul Connaughton   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   when a decision will be made on an application for grant aid in the name of a company (details supplied) for the community sports and leisure centre at Ballygar, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14470/03]

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue  I propose to take Questions Nos. 277 and 280 together.

The national lottery-funded sports capital programme which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country.

The programme is advertised on an annual basis. The 2003 sports capital programme was advertised in the national newspapers on 23 and 24 March 2003. The closing date for receipt of applications was April 25. In excess of 1,300 applications were received before the closing date, including one from the organisation in question. All applications are currently being evaluated against the programme's assessment criteria, which are outlined in the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme. I intend to announce the grant allocations for the programme as soon as possible after the assessment process has been completed.


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