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Four Cork Clubs Benefit From Sports Capital Programme 2018

Fanahan McSweeney AC, Leevale AC, Togher AC and Youghal AC Gain Sports Capital Programme (SCP)Funding

Thursday June 7th 2018


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Four of Cork's fifty seven clubs have been listed on the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) funding list, announcd by the Irish Sports Council today, Thursday June 7th 2018.

Club Funding Reason
Famahan McSweenety AC 2,000 Sports Equiopment
Leevale AC 105,000  High Performance Centre
Togher AC €11,500  Non-Personal Equipment
Youghal AC 18,000 Phase One - Tower Park Development


Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.

The maximum amount which could be applied for in the latest round was €150,000 in relation to local projects and €200,000 in the case of regional projects. Applicants have to be in a position to provide a minimum contribution of five per cent of the total project costs from their own funds.


The funding allocsation is very welcome, however another fifty three Cork clubs, either didn't apply, or their applications were declined. Several clubs have already acquired their own grounds and facilities, while more are in the process of doing so. Such moves can only be good for the sport, but this all takes a lot of hard work by many of the already hard-pressed volunteers in these clubs. Nevertheless, their work is paying big dividends for these progressive clubs.


List of all successful local applications

While, Nationally, only a relatively small number of clubs have received funding, and, by and large, for relatively small amounts, some interesting grants have been allocated:

Kildare Clubs, Celbridge Ac (67,0000 - Indoor Facilities  400m Track) and Le Cheile AC (61,000 - Completion of track works)

Loughrea AC (50,000 - Grass track & Pitch)
Roathoath AC (59,500 - Running Ahead) ...whatever that is!

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