Tuesday 20 March 2018

Funding for sport available

APPLICATIONS FOR funding under the Sports Capital Programme will be taken from this week.

A new €40 million fund for important sports capital projects has been announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.

Fine Gael Councillor Niamh FitzGibbon said the Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations.

'The 2014 Sports Capital Programme will again provide much-needed capital funding for sporting organisations throughout the country. The 2012 programme saw a record number of applications and there is a very high level of demand that exists for such grants,' she said.

Under the programme, funding allocated will help pitches to be drained, floodlights to be installed, sports halls to be improved and dressing rooms to be built.

Applications for the 2014 programme will only be accepted online, and organisations must be registered in order to apply.

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