Wicklow sports clubs will benefit from €30 million fund – Harris
Posted March 29th, 2012 in Sport
New Sports Capital Programme will enable Wicklow clubs to apply for grants of up to €25,000 to upgrade their facilities.
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has encouraged sports clubs across Wicklow to apply for grants under the Government’s new Sports Capital Programme. Deputy Harris said, “The launch of the first sports capital funding in four years highlights the government’s commitment to encouraging more people to participate in sports.”
“The Minister for Sport, Michael Ring, has worked hard to make these grants more accessible to clubs than ever. The requirement of landownership that has been a feature of these grants for many years has been relaxed, and the minimum amount of matched funding required from clubs and organisations has been halved.”
“Thanks to these grants, people will have more opportunity than ever to take part in a wide range of sports, and important construction jobs will also be created. Application funds and further information are available on the website www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie and I hope clubs across Wicklow will consider applying for funding under this excellent initiative.”