Minister of State Tom Hayes T.D is encouraging sporting organisations to apply for funding under the Sports Capital Grants 2015.
Speaking on the announcement that the 3rd round of funding is now open for applications, Minister Hayes said: “When these grants are allocated later this year, this Government will have committed almost €130m for the development of Sports infrastructure across the Country. An additional €40m has also been added under this new round which means that more clubs and organisations can avail of funding to modernise and update local sports facilities, which in turn attracts greater participation.’ The Programme is the Government’s Primary vehicle for supporting the development of sports facilities and the purchase of non- personal sports equipment. It can fund the cost of such things as grass pitches or tracks, floodlighting, security fencing, & hurling or handball walls etc. See www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie for more details.