Are you involved in a local club or sporting organisation?
Are you looking to get funding for new facilities or equipment to increase local participation in your sport?
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced today that disadvantaged communities will be a funding priority in the programmes new €30 million fund.
This is the first round of Sports Capital Funding in four years, and it will crucially offer sports clubs around the country access to vital funds. With funds of €30 million, the new focus of the sporting programme is to encourage more people to get involved in sporting activity.
I greatly welcome the funds emphasis on assisting sporting clubs in disadvantage communities. All evidence has shown that sporting participation is strongly linked to income and educational background, with those from better off backgrounds participating more. The lack of participation in disadvantaged areas is proven to have hugely negative effects on people in terms obesity and mental health. I am hopeful that with proper investment in disadvantaged areas, like Ballymun and Finglas, this can change.
Sport is not the only answer to this problem but it is a big start. This is why I will be encouraging every club in Dublin North West to get involved, and make sport an accessible option for everyone.
Applying for the funding:
The deadline for applications made online and those made in Irish (and hard copy of the signed application form and all supporting documentation) must reach the Department by 5pm on Friday 1st June 2012.
Paper based applications (and all supporting documentation) must reach the Department by 5pm on Friday 11th May 2012.
Address: 2012 Sports Capital Programme Applications
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
For further information on the process of applying for funding please visit the Department of Sport website here and the Sport Capital Programme 2012 Application here.
Please also get in contact with me on 01 618 3280 or email@example.com if I can get further information on the process or help in any other way.