Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 14 February, 2006

Written Answers. - Sports Capital Programme.

  392. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the number of applications submitted from counties Roscommon and Leitrim respectively under the sports capital programme 2006; the amount of funding sought in each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5088/06]

  Mr. 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.

Applications for funding under the 2006 programme were invited through advertisements in the press on 27 and 28 November 2005. The closing date for receipt of applications was 20 January 2006. Under the 2006 programme 28 applications seeking funding totalling €3,776,258 were received from County Roscommon while 28 applications seeking funding totalling €3,676,670 [1301] were received from County Leitrim. All applications received before the deadline are being processed and will be 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.