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Sherlock urges clubs to apply for third sports capital funding



DTTASMinister Seán Sherlock has urged clubs around East Cork to apply for the third round of funding under the Sports Capital Programme, with €40 million allocated to the fund this year.

“There is a strong sporting tradition in East Cork, and the Government is investing in that tradition,” said Minister Sherlock.

“My ministerial colleague, Michael Ring, has overseen €130million of funding since 2011.  This is testament to the Government’s belief in the value and power of sport to strengthen communities and gives people greater opportunities to engage in sport. The programme is open from this week and I would encourage all clubs to apply for funding in the areas that they need it – be it facilities or equipment.”

“Sport has a positive, binding influence on our communities and the Government is recognising that by investing in our communities through the Sports Capital Programme,”stressed Minister Sherlock.

All those who are interested to ensure that they are registered on the online system before 5pm on Friday, 10th April 2015 (if not already registered) and to get their applications in online at before 5pm on Friday, 24th April 2015.

About the Sports Capital Programme

The Sports Capital Programme is the Government’s primary vehicle for supporting the development of sports facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment.

The programme funds:

Natural grass sports pitches, tracks and courts (including pitch drainage)


Artificial sports pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use games areas

Security fencing, ball stop netting and goal posts

Hurling walls / handball alleys

Building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets

Building or refurbishment of sports halls and gyms

Non-personal sports equipment including lawn mowers and defibrillators.  Anything set in the ground (such as goal posts) is not considered equipment.

Any other capital projects that are clearly sporting in nature and that will increase participation in sport or improve performance.

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