€29.1 million further investment in Sports Capital Programme – DEERING

14th October, 2014


Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed todays (Tuesday) announcement by the Minister for Sport, Michael Ring TD, that an allocation of €29.1 million for the Sports Capital Programme is included in Budget 2015. This is the third allocation and brings to just over €100 million the amount this Government has invested in the Sports Capital Programme. This funding is a terrific boost for clubs and confirms the Government’s commitment to sport and healthy living.

“This funding presents a third opportunity for clubs to seek funding under the present Government. Since taking office we have recognised the importance of sport in Irish life and we have proven our dedication to supporting the volunteers who keep our sports clubs going. Investment in sport is extremely important as it also helps to tackle childhood obesity and it promotes healthyliving.

“The Sport Capital Programme also allows for significant investment in local economies and this has a knock-on effect in creating local jobs.

“I would encourage all Carlow sports clubs and institutions to apply for this funding and to invest in the future of their communities.  The Sports Capital Programme is an extremely effective way of bringing investment into local communities for the benefit of those same communities and this funding is very much to be welcomed.”