Independent TD Mattie McGrath has urged all community and voluntary sporting groups who may wish to apply for support under the annual Sports Capital Funding Programme to be aware that the application process is set to begin next Friday, 7 September. Deputy McGrath went on to say that while the process opens in a week’s time, it will not officially close until 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018. Any organisation wishing to make an application under the Programme must be registered on OSCaR (Online Sports Capital Register) which can be accessed at: www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
“We are all aware at community level how important and indeed how challenging it is to maintain sufficient funding levels to keep the show on the road.
That is why it is imperative that all organisations prepare for the opening of the application process next week and get them in in good time in case additional documentation is required.
In 2017 almost 80 sporting groups and organisations in County Tipperary were allocated funding under the Scheme with grants ranging from €3,000 to €91,500 and amounted to almost €2 million.
The Sports Capital Programme grants are absolutely vital for all of our local organisations that are committed to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the county.
We must remember that the majority of these groups and clubs are voluntary and they rely on these grants for the extraordinary work they do in our communities.
Hopefully this year an even greater number of clubs and groups will receive the levels of funding that they require,” concluded Deputy McGrath.