Department Announce €2.58M Regional Sports Grants

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has announced the final set of allocations under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme.

The grants total €2.58 million with 15 regional sports projects benefitting.

The projects receiving allocations today were recommended for funding by either the relevant National Governing Body or Local Authority.

To be considered of regional importance the project must serve a large population and provide facilities that will assist athletes to train or compete at the highest level.

Four of the projects are in Dublin including an upgrade of the Devlin Park pitch at UCD to a 4G surface.

Donegal and Mayo each have two with one going to Cork, Galway, Kerry, Meath, Offaly, Sligo and Westmeath.

The actual projects and the level of funding for each can be seen below.

Commenting on the announcement Minister Ross said: “I am delighted to announce a further €2.58 million in funding for sports projects.”

“This funding is in addition to the €37m million allocations for local projects that were announced last week.”

“All of the projects receiving allocations today will play an important role in supporting the objectives of our National Sports Policy and our wish to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity”.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin added: “This is further good news for Irish sport. The benefits of sport and physical activity are clear and the availability of quality sports facilities is key to encouraging more active participation for all.”

“The Government is determined to increase investment in sports projects in the years ahead and will continue to work with all stakeholders to improve facilities for all sports in Ireland.”

While today’s announcement relates to Regional sports projects, work is also advancing on the assessment of applications under the Government’s new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund with the first grant announcements expected in the near future.


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