28. March 2012
A new €30 million fund for important sports capital projects has been launched today by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD.
This is the first round of sports capital funding in four years and the Department is now inviting applications for funding under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme.
This Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country.
In particular, its objectives are to:
Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and VECs and schools to develop high quality, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation.
Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities.
Encourage the multi-purpose use of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.
Attached you will find an application form and a guide to completing the application process.
Deadlines for applications:
Paper based applications (and all supporting documentation) must reach the Department by 5pm on Friday 11th May 2012.
2012 Sports Capital Programme Applications
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Online applications must reach the Department by 5pm on Friday 1st June 2012.
Further information and online application process is available on the website: www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie