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Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today?

880 projects have received funding in the 2014 Sports Capital Programme, the Government announced today.

Michael Ring TD with Olympic champion Katie Taylor at the opening of the redeveloped Bray Boxing Club, which was partly funded under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme.
Michael Ring TD with Olympic champion Katie Taylor at the opening of the redeveloped Bray Boxing Club, which was partly funded under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS and projects across the country will receive €40.5 million in the latest round of state funding.

The money earmarked today in the Sports Capital Programme represents a 30% increase on the 2012 allocation, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport said.

821 local clubs and 59 regional or national projects will receive grants towards the development of facilities and the purchase of non-personal equipment.

A total of 2,036 applications were made in this round.

“Sports clubs and organisations are the lifeblood of communities across Ireland,” Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said.

“I’m delighted to be able to show how much the Government values their role and contribution.

“Thanks to their largely voluntary work, these clubs and organisations are delivering on the Government’s target to get more people to be more active, more often.”

Check out the full list of grants to local clubs here and to regional/national projects here >

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