Kilkenny clubs urged to apply for new €40m sports fund
Kilkenny’s sports clubs are being urged to apply to the €40 million sports capital fund to invest in their facilities and equipment.
The €40 million will be made available in 2021 under a new round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) annoucned by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan reminded local sports to apply for the funding. Deputy Phelan in particular urged teams that provide opportunities for female members to apply.
The local Fine Gael TD said: “The SCEP is the Government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sports infrastructure around the country.
“The Covid pandemic has emphasised how important sport is to our society. As well as the pleasure and excitement generated by watching our sporting heroes, actively engaging in sport is critical for our physical and mental wellbeing.
“The Government is committed to prioritising increasing female involvement in sport as participants, coaches, referees and administrators.
“The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme will help that important aim. Furthermore, it will boost participation in disadvantaged areas and ensure that those in every part of society can enjoy the physical and mental benefits of sport and exercise,” Deputy Phelan (pictured below) added.
The system will be open for applications from December 11 up until February 12, 2021. For more details, visit: https://www.gov.ie/sportscapital