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Question 270 - Answered on 4th June, 2008

Tony Gregory: To ask the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the amount given to a club (details supplied) in County Leitrim under the sports capital programme 2007; and the purpose of this grant.

Written reply. Ref No: 22306/08 Proof: 344

Transferred (from) Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs -- 04/06/2008 -- Question No 830 (Written) REPLY

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Martin Cullen T.D.): Under the Sports Capital Programme, which is administered by the Department, funding is allocated to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. The aim of the Programme is to maximise participation in sport through the provision of modern high quality, safe, well-designed and sustainable facilities and sports equipment. The provision of such facilities allows for increased numbers to participate in sport.

The specified club [Glenfarne Gun Club] was allocated €4,000 under the 2007 Sports Capital Programme in respect of sports equipment, specifically the purchase of clay target launchers. As the project is located in an area designated as disadvantaged under the Clár Programme,a further €800 was allocated to the club by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. To date €4,054 has been paid to the club, €3,254 under the Sports Capital Programme and €800 from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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