€207,072 Funding for 8 sports capital projects in County Limerick

Added May 22nd, 2019

Minister of State and Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed funding for sports capital projects in County Limerick.

The funding for County Limerick is part of €8.5m being allocated nationally from the latest round of Sports Capital Equipment Grants.

“I am very glad to see more funding for voluntary sports organisations in the County. We know how important sport is to all communities here. The mental and physical health benefits associated with sports participation are well documented and we want people to have every opportunity to get involved.

“Over the last few months I have worked with some of the successful voluntary organisations. These are voluntary groups in the heart of the community and I know that these allocations will make a big difference to their clubs.”

“This Government is investing in all sporting facilities across the country. Be it team sports or individuals participating, we are fully behind them and will continue to support all involved in sport whether they are players or volunteers working hard behind the scenes.

“I will continue to make the case for increased investment in sports facilities across Limerick County in the years ahead and at budget time. I have been told by the Department that a new round of the Sports Capital Programme will open for applications again later this year, when the remainder of the current applications have been completed. This is further good news for all involved in sport.

These grants are for Clubs who applied to the 2018 Sports Capital Programme for equipment only, with no other proposed developments in their application. About 1,500 further non-equipment only applications from across the country are still being processed by the Department of Sport and will be allocated in September. These include applicants who applied for funding for equipment and other developments.

 

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