Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007

Written Answers. - Sports Capital Programme.

Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if the maximum support and assistance will be given to a club (details supplied) in Dublin 3 in 2007. [1712/07]

  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 2007 programme were invited through advertisements in the Press on October 15th and 16th last. The closing date for receipt of applications was November 24th 2006. All applications received before the deadline, including one from the organisation in question, 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.