Some €40 million will be made available for the new 2018 Sports Capital Programme, Fine Gael Councillor, Ray McAdam has confirmed.
The Fine Gael Leader on Dublin City Council received confirmation of the new Sports Capital Programme from Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform whose Department provided formal sanction this week to open a new round of the programme.
Councillor McAdam said: “This is brilliant news for sporting clubs and organisations across the country and here in the North Inner City. The allocation of €40m by Minister Donohoe is a substantial increase on the level of funding available in last year’s Sports Capital programme.”
“The Sports Capital Programme supports clubs and organisations on the ground, and we very much look forward to getting that money into communities around the country in order that these organisations can improve their sporting infrastructure for everybody’s benefit.
Councillor McAdam welcomed the approach of the Sports Minister, Brendan Griffin T.D. “to examine the application process so that clubs whose applications are deemed invalid, are advised of this earlier in the application process so that they can secure a brief period to rectify the application, where necessary.”
Over the coming weeks, I will be making sure that clubs and organisations across the North Inner City know that a further round of Sports Capital funding will be available and that they should start preparing for the application process straight away.