Local Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has reminded those wishing to apply for funding under the new €30m capital sports fund that the deadline for paper based applications is 5pm, Friday, May 11th while online applications is 5pm, Friday, June 1st.
“I urge local sports organisations who want to upgrade their facilities and equipment to apply for grant-aid under this new sports capital projects fund, launched recently by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring,” he told the Leitrim Observer.
“The scheme will be open to far more clubs and groups than ever before, because a strict requirement on landownership has been relaxed. In the past, all applicants had to own their land or have it on a long lease. Minister Ring has decided that these clubs will now be able to apply for grants of up to €25,000 to upgrade facilities.”
Under this scheme, pitches will be drained, floodlights will be installed, sports halls will be improved and dressing rooms will be built. Thanks to these grants, people will have more opportunities than ever to get active and stay active in a wide range of sports. It will also have a positive impact on job creation in construction.
Application forms and information about how to apply is available on the Department website: www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.