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Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 295.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  if [407]funding available is to a club (details supplied) to assist them with premises, equipment and general set up costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3084/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Michael Ring): Information on Michael Ring Zoom on Michael Ring Under the Sports Capital Programme the Department provides funding at local, regional and national level to sporting clubs and organisations, voluntary and community organisations, local authorities and, in certain circumstances, schools/colleges towards the provision of sporting facilities and the purchase of sporting equipment. It will be open to any organisation with a suitable project to apply for funding under the next round of the Programme subject to the terms and conditions that will apply. Officials in my Department are currently making the necessary arrangements with a view to launching a new round of the Sports Capital Programme early this year. Any group considering forming a boxing club should contact the Irish Amateur Boxing Association in relation to affiliation.


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