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2012 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME
SUPPORTING SPORT & PHYSICAL RECREATION ACROSS COMMUNITIES
Applications are now sought from sports organisations, clubs, community groups, schools, VECs, National Governing Bodies of Sport and local authorities for the development of sports facilities and/or the purchase of sports equipment. Special priority will be given to the development of facilities in disadvantaged areas.
Application forms and a guide to applying are available at the Department's Website at http://www.dttas.ie/sport/unit1.aspx, by phoning (064) 6627353 or from:
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
SPORTS CAPITAL UNIT,
New Road, Killarney,
The deadline for receipt of completed paper applications is 5pm on Friday, 11th May 2012.
This deadline is extended until 5pm on Friday 1st June 2012 for online applications and applications made in Irish.
Department of Transport Tourism and Sport
Sports & Leisure Section of Laois County Council are available to advise and assist clubs and community organisations with applications for funding. If you wish to discuss your application, please contact our office on 057-8664007 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Sports Section at 057 8664007 or email us email@example.com
Sports Capital Grants - Laois 2012
Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring has announced almost €26 million in new funding for local sports projects across the country, the first round of sports capital funding in four years. Laois clubs and community groups have been awarded €502,150 Speaking at the announcement Minister Ring, said: ‘I am excited about the allocations being made.
These allocations will benefit people in every county by giving them more opportunities to get involved in sport, whatever their ability. This funding will allow a diverse array of sports clubs and groups to build and improve much-needed facilities, or to purchase sports equipment’. The 2012 round of the Sports Capital Programme is the first round of the programme since 2008. New criteria were introduced for this year’s programme with a particular emphasis on clubs in disadvantaged areas.
Between 1998 and 2010, €140 per person was provided in sports capital funding across the country. However, the allocations to individual counties varied significantly. While the best performing county got €196 of sports funding on a per capita basis, other counties got only a little over half of that. Therefore on this occasion funding has been allocated on a per-capita basis to each county with a weighting for past performance.A total of 2,170 applications were received, the highest number of applications ever received under the Programme. These applications sought a total of €229 million in funding.
Further allocations of €4 million will be made to national and regional projects in the coming weeks.
Support Documents (click the link to View Laois Grant Allocations)
Sports Capital Programme 2012 - Local Projects
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