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High level of interest for Sports Capital Programme in Kildare

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications for the sports capital programme 2012; the value of funding applied for; when he expects to be in a position to announce a decision on these applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Anthony Lawlor.

For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012. Ref No: 32047/12

Answered by the Minister of State for Sports and Tourism Michael Ring

REPLY

My Department has received over 2,150 applications for funding under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme.

A county by county breakdown of the applications received and the amounts of funding sought will be circulated with the official report.  These figures are subject to minor amendment as assessments are undertaken.

Details in relation to Kildare County and the national overall figures as are follows:

County                     No. of applications    Amount Sought            Project Cost

Kildare                               77                         €8,715,044                    €13,729,474

National Total                 2,152                    €224,309,559               €369,669,387

Departmental officials have started processing all applications received.  This process will take some time, due to the volume of applications and the detailed information contained in each one.  As a result, I do not expect to be in a position to announce the list of successful applicants before the late autumn or early winter 2012.  It is not possible at this stage to estimate the number of applications expected to be successful.

I intend to use the media and our website www.dttas.ie to announce grant allocations and will also write to individual applicants confirming the outcome of their application.