‘Extra €40 million for Sports Capital Programme in 2015’
Sligo News File Online
Sligo-Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Tony McLoughlin has urged Sligo sports clubs to immediately submit applications for funding under the Sports Capital programme.
“There is no time to waste!,” he said.
Speaking following the announcement by Minister for Sport, Michael Ring TD that an extra €40 million has been secured for Sports Capital Programme in 2015, Deputy McLoughlin said it is very welcome that, once again, funding under the programme “will be provided to local clubs and local organisations around the
country in the coming year.”
He said: “The new scheme will be the fourth year in which a sports capital funding scheme will have been put in place by the current Government, further underlining Fine Gael’s commitment to the development of sport and recreational activities throughout the country.
“This is of course good news for sporting clubs and organisations in Co. Sligo, who have been a major recipient of Sports Capital Funding in the past, with almost €1.5 million being allocated to the constituency in 2014.
“Money spent on sport is money saved on healthcare down the road,” he said.
“According to the Department of Sport, 90% of Sports Capital recipients say it has helped them to increase the numbers of people involved in sport.
“The €40 million for 2015 brings to €130 million the total amount available in the Sports Capital Programme since the Government re-opened it.
Reminding sports bodies that “there is a two-step process for any club or organisation wishing to apply for this funding” he said Sligo clubs planning to apply “must register on the online system on www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie before 5pm on Friday, 10th April 2015 (if not already registered). They must then get their applications in online before 5pm on Friday, 24th April 2015.”