Return of Sports Capital Programme funding for 2017 – DEERING

11th October, 2016

Fine Gael TD for Carlow, Pat Deering, has today (Tuesday) warmly welcomed the return of the Sports Capital Grant for 2017. This programme has been confirmed in Budget 2017 and will be outlined in further detail by Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism.

Deering stated “It’s great to see the return of the Sports Capital Grant.

“This is a hugely popular initiative – particularly in Carlow where funding of €2m was received under the programme last term, and we have seen a number of notable successes. I hope that even more voluntary clubs will now benefit from this funding, as I have seen how this funding has helped and developed organisations in the past.

“While there are many worthy initiatives that have been outlined in today’s Budget, our ongoing commitment to sports and sports development is, I feel, noteworthy and should be highlighted.

“I look forward to working with our Minister for Sport, to ensure these voluntary organisations obtain this much needed funding to continue their good work.”