€40m Sports Capital Funding a significant investment in local economies – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the opening of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme, worth €40m, announced by the Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring.

“Investment in sport is extremely important as it helps to tackle childhood obesity and promote healthy living. This Sports Capital Programme also allows for significant investment in local economies and this has a knock-on effect in creating local jobs.

“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.

“I would encourage sports clubs and institutions to apply for this funding and to invest in the future of their communities. The provision of an additional €40m under this new round is key to facilitating participation in sport among local communities.

“All those who are interested need to register on the online system before 5pm on Friday, April 10th 2015 (if not already registered) and to get their applications in online at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie before 5pm on Friday, April 24th 2015.”