8. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a detailed breakdown in terms of amount received, location, and names of the clubs in disadvantaged areas who received funding in the 2012 round of the sports capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57257/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme)

Deputy Michael Ring: I propose to take Questions Nos. 8, 12 and 19 together.
I am glad to report that €10.2m or almost 40% of the value of recent local sports capital allocations was allocated to projects located in designated disadvantaged areas.   I will supply the Deputy with a list of all of the allocations to projects in disadvantaged areas. There are no plans for another round of the sports capital programme at the moment but I hope that, if funding becomes available, it will be possible ...

12. Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the next round of funding will be available under the sports capital programme; the amount to be allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57263/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme)

Deputy Michael Ring: I propose to take Questions Nos. 8, 12 and 19 together.
I am glad to report that €10.2m or almost 40% of the value of recent local sports capital allocations was allocated to projects located in designated disadvantaged areas.   I will supply the Deputy with a list of all of the allocations to projects in disadvantaged areas. There are no plans for another round of the sports capital programme at the moment but I hope that, if funding becomes available, it will be possible ...

19. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of the clubs and organisations who do not own their own land and or do not have a long term lease who received funding in the first round of the sports capital programme 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57258/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme)

Deputy Michael Ring: I propose to take Questions Nos. 8, 12 and 19 together.
I am glad to report that €10.2m or almost 40% of the value of recent local sports capital allocations was allocated to projects located in designated disadvantaged areas.   I will supply the Deputy with a list of all of the allocations to projects in disadvantaged areas. There are no plans for another round of the sports capital programme at the moment but I hope that, if funding becomes available, it will be possible ...

31. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of the sports capital grant in terms of the total amount in new funding; the amount allocated thus far; the amount of funding still to be allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57259/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 31 and 46 together. 
€30m is available to me to allocate to successful applicants under the 2012 round of the Sports Capital Programme.  I recently announced almost €26m in provisional allocations for local projects under the 2012 SCP and will shortly be announcing a further €4m in provisional allocations in respect of non-local projects.
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36. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if any additional funding will be made available to support some of the clubs which were not allocated money under the 2012 sports capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57138/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): There are no plans to allocate Sports Capital Programme funding to clubs who were unsuccessful under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme, though of course it will be open to such clubs to apply under the next round of the programme.
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44. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the criteria used to determine the way the €26 million of funding for sports capital grants was allocated to sports clubs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57137/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): All applications received under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme were first checked to ensure eligibility and then eligible applications were initially assessed against the following criteria (the final 4 criteria only apply to regional and national projects):
 Selection Criteria Increase in the levels of active participation/ improved standards of sporting performance, especi...

46. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in view of the fact that €12.5 million has been allocated for capital spending on sport for 2013 and that this represents a fall of €5.5 million 30% on the 2012 allocation, if he will provide details of the national and regional projects he intends to fund in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57264/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 31 and 46 together. 
€30m is available to me to allocate to successful applicants under the 2012 round of the Sports Capital Programme.  I recently announced almost €26m in provisional allocations for local projects under the 2012 SCP and will shortly be announcing a further €4m in provisional allocations in respect of non-local projects.
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341. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of all applications from County Donegal to the sports capital programme in tabular form and include the amount applied for and the reason the application was approved or rejected (Question 57407/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): Information on all applications received from County Donegal under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme including the amount of funding sought is set out in the table.   
The Department is writing to all unsuccessful local applicants with details of how their applications were assessed.  Given the limited resources it is not possible for me to fund all valid applications.  The reason(s) ...

342. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a club (details supplied) was deemed unsuitable for any funding from the sports capital programme despite the fact they fulfilled the criteria to receive funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57408/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): The Department is writing to all unsuccessful applicants under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme with details of the results of the assessment of their application.  The reasons why applications were deemed invalid is being outlined to the relevant applicants. 
The application referred to by the Deputy was deemed invalid on two grounds under the terms and conditions of the Sports Capita...

355. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way the successful sports capital grant projects were selected; if he will provide the details of the procedures that were used in selecting successful projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57540/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): All applications received under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme were first checked to ensure eligibility and then eligible applications were initially assessed against the following criteria (the final 4 criteria only apply to regional and national projects):  
 Selection Criteria Increase in the levels of active participation/ improved standards of sporting performance, especi...

371. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide for each county in tabular form the number of applications received under his Department’s 2012 sports capital grant programme; the number that were deemed invalid and the number that were awarded a grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57670/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the table.
 County Number of Applicants Local Grants Awarded Invalid Carlow 42 13 20 Cavan 59 14 24 Clare 72 23 30 Cork 218 64 99 Donegal 108 25 48 Dublin 281 110 145 Galway 162 33 79 Kerry 95 19 48 Kildare 76 21 42 Kilkenny 48 13 23 Laois 39 18 14 Leitrim 30 8 18 Limerick 117 22 56 Longford 30 10...

372. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will confirm when organisations who had applied under his Department’s 2012 sports capital grant programme were officially informed that their application was invalid; if he will confirm the way this information was communicated to each organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57671/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): My Department is writing to all unsuccessful applicants.  Where applications were deemed invalid, my Department is informing the applicants of the reasons why they were deemed invalid.  This information has already been conveyed to a number of such  applicants who contacted the Department in advance of receiving the Department’s correspondence. 
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672. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a football club (details supplied) in County Galway was not successful in its recent application for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56279/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 672, 673 and 689 together.
Details of the successful applicants to the 2012 Sports Capital Programme have been published on the Department’s website. My Department will be writing to all applicants in the coming weeks.  Successful applicants will be informed of the steps required to draw down the grant and unsuccessful applicants will be provided with ...

673. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a football club (details supplied) in County Galway were not successful in their recent application for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56280/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 672, 673 and 689 together.
Details of the successful applicants to the 2012 Sports Capital Programme have been published on the Department’s website. My Department will be writing to all applicants in the coming weeks.  Successful applicants will be informed of the steps required to draw down the grant and unsuccessful applicants will be provided with ...

679. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the parameters that were used to allocate sports capital grants in 2012. (Question 56430/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): All applications received under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme were first checked to ensure eligibility and then eligible applications were initially assessed against the following criteria (the final 4 criteria only apply to regional and national projects): 
 
 Selection Criteria Increase in the levels of active participation/ improved standards of sporting performance, esp...

680. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there is any specific aspect of sport or of club governance which should be made clear in every application for sports grant funding. (Question 56431/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): Under the Sports Capital Programme all applicants must fill out the application form and provide certain minimum supporting documentation to meet the eligibility requirements. Details of the most recent application form and the guide to filling out the application form can be found on my Department’s website www.dttas.ie. 
Part of the application form relates to issues of governance....

681. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there will be a further call for applications for sports capital funding in the foreseeable future, and if so; when this may happen. (Question 56432/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): There are no plans to advertise another round of the Sports Capital Programme at the moment. However, I hope to be in a position to announce a further round as soon as funding becomes available. 
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683. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention been drawn to the request by Dublin City Council for the €300,000 allocation from the sports capital programme under the allocations to local projects scheme that was to kickstart the long promised development of club facilities for clubs (details supplied) in Dublin 12; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that Dublin City Council were prepared to contribute €600,000 to these projects provided that the €300,000 was secured his Department; if he will confirm that the €250,00 held by his department in abeyance pending the accumulation of sufficient resources to kickstart these projects in Pearse Park is secure and ready for drawing down at some future date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56537/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): Under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme, Dublin City Council applied for funding of €300,000 for facilities at Willie Pearse Park. This application was unsuccessful. 
There are 2 grants for facilities at Willie Pearse Park outstanding from 2003 and 2004 with a total value of €250,000. If Dublin City Council wish to use these grants for a different purpose they should contact the Dep...

689. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when funding from the capital sports grant will be allocated to a school (details provided) in County Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56663/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring) (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 672, 673 and 689 together.
Details of the successful applicants to the 2012 Sports Capital Programme have been published on the Department’s website. My Department will be writing to all applicants in the coming weeks.  Successful applicants will be informed of the steps required to draw down the grant and unsuccessful applicants will be provided with ...

540. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a club (details supplied) was deemed unsuitable for any funding from the sports capital programme despite the fact they fulfilled the criteria to receive funding; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the club works on a cross community basis and caters for children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and from the traveller community; if his further attention has been drawn to the fact that the club facilities were also described by the Amateur Boxing Association of Ireland as among the two boxing clubs in Ireland in most need of improvement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55078/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): In the case of ineligible applications, I think that it would be appropriate that the designated club contact would be informed first of the reasons why an application may have been deemed invalid. My Department will be writing to all applicants in the coming weeks and the reasons why applications were deemed invalid will be outlined to the relevant applicants.
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541. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to bring forward a sports capital grant programme for the period 2013/2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55082/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 541 and 544 together. There are no plans to advertise another round of the Sports Capital Programme until 2015.
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542. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding a sports grant in respect of a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55085/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): My Department did not receive an application from the club referred to by the Deputy under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme.
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543. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if objective criteria was used in the allocation of sports capital grants; if he will publish the criteria and outline the methodology; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55113/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): All applications received under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme were first checked to ensure eligibility and then eligible applications were initially assessed against the following criteria (the final 4 criteria only apply to regional and national projects): 
 
 Selection Criteria Increase in the levels of active participation/ improved standards of sporting performance, especially among women an...

544. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he brings forward a sports capital grant programme for the period 2013/2014, if he will consider prioritising the applications of the unsuccessful organisations for the sport capital grant programme 2012 when setting out the criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55129/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): I propose to take Questions Nos. 541 and 544 together. There are no plans to advertise another round of the Sports Capital Programme until 2015.
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545. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications made for the sports capital grant programme 2012 from Limerick; the numbers of applications that were awarded to the sports capital grant and the names and number that were ineligible for the sports capital grant and the reasons for same. (Question 55197/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Sports Capital Programme Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): Under the 2012 Sports capital Programme a total of 117 applications were received from Limerick. Of these 6 applications were for national or regional projects and allocations to such projects will be announced shortly.  In the allocations announced on 2 December, 22 separate projects in Limerick were funded with a total value of just under €1,000,000. In the case of ineligible applications I believe it ...