Clubs should
apply for govt grants

Sports clubs in Laois are being encouraged to apply for funding from the Government’s Sports Capital Programme for 2015, which is now open to applications.

Sports clubs in Laois are being encouraged to apply for funding from the Government’s Sports Capital Programme for 2015, which is now open to applications.

Last year 42 Laois sports clubs applied for grants and received a total funding of €740,000, in amounts ranging from €7,000 up to €90,000.

Anyone interested in applying must be registered on the online system before 5pm on Friday, April 10. Online applications much be made through www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie before 5pm on Friday, April 24.

“The Programme, will facilitate successful applicants in carrying out essential works on pitches and facilities such as clubhouses and dressing rooms,” Senator John Whelan said.

The grants will be allocated later in the year.