Kilkenny sports clubs receive €285,000 to fund 15 local projects
SPORTS clubs and organisations across Kilkenny will receive €285,309 in funding for 15 key local projects, it was announced today.
The funding for Kilkenny is part of an overall €8.5 million that has been allocated nationally from the latest round of Sports Capital Equipment Grants.
Minister John Paul Phelan said the funding will be of immense benefit to all the clubs and organisations.
“I am very glad to be announcing even more sports funding for Kilkenny. 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,” said Minister Phelan.
“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.
Minister Phelan (pictured) added: “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.”
The grants are allocated to 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.
Breakdown of funding for Kilkenny clubs:
Kilkenny Sub Aqua: €41,000
1st Kilkenny Scout Group: €4,506
Castlecomer Demense Co Ltd: €19,671
Dicksboro Camogie Club: €7,733
Gowran AC: €20,000
Gowran Pitch and Putt Club: €4,464
Graiguenamanagh Boat Club: €70,000
Inistioge show society: €18,000
Irish Pony Club North Kilkenny branch: €4,700
Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership: €11,500
Kilkenny Storm Ice and Inline hockey club: €49,210
Nuenna Farm Riding Club: €11,915
Paulstown Boxing Club: €3,500
Slieverue GAA Club: €9,871
St Patrick’s Boxing Club: €9,239