€32,949 in funding for 3 sports capital projects in the North County

Sports clubs and organisations in the North County are set to benefit from a total investment of €32,949 in 3 local projects, according to Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell.

These grants for Dublin Fingal are part of the funding being allocated nationally from the latest round of Sports Capital Equipment Grants.

Deputy Farrell said the funding will be of immense benefit to the clubs and organisations across the North County set to receive it.

“I am glad to be announcing even more sports funding for the North County. We know how important sport is to all communities here. The mental and physical health benefits associated with sports participation are well documented and we want people to have every opportunity to get involved.

“I am delighted that Balbriggan Cricket Club has been allocated €3,000, Rush Athletic Club has been granted €6,595 and that Skerries Rowing Club is to receive €22,454 in funding under the Sports Capital Equipment Grants.

“This Fine Gael led Government is investing in all sporting facilities across the country. Be it team sports or individuals participating, we are fully behind them and will continue to support all involved in sport whether they are players or volunteers working hard behind the scenes.

“I will continue to make the case for increased investment in sports facilities in the years ahead and at budget time, I can confirm that a new round of the Sports Capital Programme will open for applications again later this year, which is further good news for all involved in sport.

“My focus is now on the applications currently being assessed in the Department, including many clubs seeking major capital works such as pitches, dressing rooms, flood lights and further equipment.

“I hope that funding is allocated to all these projects as soon as possible. I want to thank Ministers Brendan Griffin and Shane Ross in the Department for Tourism and Sport for assistance with this,” Deputy Farrell said.

The grants are for Clubs who applied to the 2018 Sports Capital Programme for equipment only, with no other proposed developments in their application. About 1,500 further non-equipment only applications from across the country are still being processed by the Department of Sport and will be allocated in September. These include applicants who applied for funding for equipment and other developments.