Sports Grants announced for 108 Cork clubs; biggest winner gets €90K

Sports Grants announced for 108 Cork clubs; biggest winner gets €90K
Sports Grants were announced. 

108 sporting clubs and organisations across Cork city and county have benefitted from a share of €37 million in Government funding.

The biggest beneficiary in Cork is Mallow United AFC, who were allocated €90,037 towards an artificial playing surface, fencing and lighting.

€4,186,348 in total has been granted to clubs across Cork. Nationally, 994 different projects and 37 different sports have benefitted from the funding.

The announcement related to the final set of allocations for local capital projects under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP).

Four clubs across Cork were allocated more than €80,000 each.

Clann na nGael GAA Club are set to use the money to extend and upgrade their existing dressing rooms. Courtmacsherry Rowing Club will put their funding towards phase one of the clubhouse development.

A security fencing and netting upgrade at Glen Rovers Hurling Club will be funded, while a new dressing room complex with public toilets is the project at Kilworth GAA Club.

A further 15 clubs and organisations across Cork were awarded more than €70,000 each, and 13 got more than €60,000.

Sports Minister Shane Ross paid tribute to the volunteers involved in advancing the projects being allocated funding: “I would like to congratulate all of the successful applicants receiving grants.

“Increasing participation in sport is the central aim of our National Sports Policy and to achieve our objectives we need to have appropriate sports facilities. The grants we are announcing will significantly improve sports facilities right across the country.

“The vast majority of grants are going to voluntary organisations and I want to particularly thank all of the volunteers associated with these clubs for their tireless work and their commitment to improving their facilities to benefit all members,” he added.

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