POWER ENCOURAGES LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS TO APPLY FOR CAPITAL GRANTS

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Dublin North East Senator Averil Power has welcomed the re-opening of the Sports Capital Grants Programme by the Department of Sport and encouraged local clubs to apply for funding.

Under the programme, a total of €30 million will be awarded to sports clubs to develop their facilities and enable them to purchase sports equipment.

According to Senator Power, “This funding will help sports clubs to undertake vital projects such as improvements to sports halls, new dressing rooms, the installation of flood lights and the draining of pitches. The building works will also create jobs in the construction industry which are badly needed at this time.”

Senator Power explained that clubs that wish to apply will need to prove that they can fund 15% of the overall cost of the project themselves. “However, those based in disadvantaged areas covered by the RAPID scheme will only have to contribute 5%”, she said.

Application forms and information about how to apply is available on the website: www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.

The deadline for applications made online and is Friday 1st June 2012. Paper based applications must reach the Department by 5pm on Friday 11th May 2012.

 

 

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