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Information nights for Sports Capital Programme

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Information nights for Sports Capital Programme

In light of the recent Sports Capital Programme announcement of €40M worth of grants being made available to provide sports clubs and communities to develop sports infrastructure across the country, Athletics Ireland will be hosting an series of information nights to be held across Leinster, Munster and Connacht. These information nights will supply an opportunity for clubs across the regions to attend, understand the application process and have any questions answered around the Sports Capital Programme. The last round of allocations of SCP grants (November 2017) saw almost all of its applicants receiving all or part there of their total application amount. Athletics Ireland AAI strongly advises clubs to avail of this workshop and apply for funding.

Background

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.

The Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its stated objectives are to:

Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and Education and Training Boards and schools to develop high quality, accessible, 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 sharing of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.

SCP Applications

Applications for SCP open from 9am on Friday 7th September until 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018 through an online process.

The following are the list of dates, times and venues for the Athletics Ireland SCP information evenings:

Leinster: Monday 17th September, Keadeen Hotel (Meadow Court Room), Newbridge, Co. Kildare 7-9pm

Connacht: Wednesday 26th September, Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam Co. Galway 7-9pm

Munster: Thursday 20th September, Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork 7 -9pm

Ulster: Friday 21st September, The Peace Link Liseggerton, Clones, Co. Monaghan 6.15 – 8pm

These are FREE to attend. However please reserve your spot by clicking the following link HERE.

More information can be found HERE

SCP Applications website HERE 

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