The Irish Greyhound Board has established a new fund worth €250,000 which will be available for private racing tracks to upgrade facilities.
The Fund is part of a commitment to upgrading stadia included within the Strategic Plan 2018-2022.
The grant scheme provides a maximum of €35,000 per track with applications open until 8 June 2018.
The criteria for approval, available on the IGB website, states that funds are confined to ‘projects or initiatives that will enhance animal welfare, health and safety, examination and testing facilities and track improvements.’
“Our focus is on rebuilding the greyhound sector through an improved customer experience but also greyhound welfare,” said Irish Greyhound Board Chairman Phil Meaney.
“This scheme is an important early step as part of our five-year plan.”
“Addressing the long-term debt of the IGB through the sale of Harolds Cross Stadium was never an end in itself, but rather a means to allow much needed investment across the greyhound sector.”