Dáil Éireann - Volume 615 - 21 February, 2006

Written Answers. - Sports Capital Programme.

  405. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism when a decision will be made on foot of an application under the sports capital grant scheme 2006 by a centre (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6532/06]

  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 Friday, 20 January. All applications received before the deadline, including one from the organisation in question, are 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.