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Friday, December 1, 2017

Sports Capital Grants 2017 E1.5m in Funding for Waterford Sports Clubs

Funding of E56m under the Sports Capital Programme to over 1,700 different sporting projects around the country was announced yesterday by Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, at Arbour Hill Boxing Club.
The 2017 round for applications closed in February with a record number of 2,320 received.

Minister Shane Ross said at the announcement: "This is a great day for Irish sport. When we originally invited applications under the scheme, we had just €30m to allocate and the record level of applications would have left a large number of good projects unsupported and many clubs disappointed. "Happily, following the conclusion of budget discussions, I was delighted to secure the required additional resources to enable me to allocate €56m in total to local sports clubs and organisations throughout the country.

"The net result of this is that we are able to provide financial assistance towards over 1,700 different projects all over the country. The benefits of participating in sport are well documented, for both physical and mental health, and these new grants for local clubs will help us in our overall objective of getting as many people participating in sport as possible. The grants are also excellent news for our communities both rural and urban, as club sport is a superb way to bolster local pride, affinity and inclusion."

A further €4m has been set aside for regional grants. These allocations are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Waterford Sports Partnership is delighted that €1.5m has been allocated to 43 clubs and organisations across Waterford. Well done to all involved in putting the applications together - great to see the hard work bearing fruit.

Click HERE for a full listing of grants allocated by county.

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