Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that a total of €447,658 will be divided amongst twenty sports clubs and groups across Cork East constituency for the purchase of new equipment. Funding is being made available by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport through the Sports Capital Programme.
The funding announced represents applications for equipment only with the top 75% of these applications being approved. Those Sports Capital Programme equipment applications that were not approved may appeal the decision. A further 1,500 non-equipment applications are currently being processed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and a full allocation list is expected to be finalised by September.
Local clubs and groups to benefit from the equipment funding allocation include:
Club/Organisation – Project description – Funding amount
Midleton Indoor Bowls Club – equipment update – €4,047
Mallow Swans Swimming Club – race timing system – €11,845
Blackwater Triathlon Club – storage solution, signage and training equipment – €6,000
Cobh (Great Island) Community Centre – establishment of gymnastics club – €21,286
Mitchelstown Rugby Football Club – non-personal sports equipment grant aid – €19,840
Fanahan Mcsweeney Athletic Club – purchase of lawnmower – €2,000
Cobh Dinghy Club – sailing dinghies and rescue boats for junior sailing – €15,190
Rebel County Archery Club – shipping container storage facility – €2,111
Youghal Golf Club – purchase of three new machines for course maintenance – €73,357
Cork County Council – Cobh Leisure Centre equipment – €31,898
Youghal GAA Club – new tractor mower – €15,400
Cove Sailing Club – completion of a marina in Whitepoint, Cobh – €150,000
Fermoy Hockey Club – purchase of hockey equipment – €3,428
Castlelyons Camogie Club – purchase of a storage shed – €21,350
Whitegate Yawl Rowing & Swimming Club – purchase of a one design rowing boat – €6,000
St. John Boscos FC – sports equipment and pitch maintenance equipment – €8,393
22nd Cork Kildorrery Scout Group – equipping new scout section – €2,483
Glanworth GAA Club – new lawnmower for community pitches – €16,000
Midleton Boxing Club – funding for gym equipment – €11,030
Cork Acro Gymnastics Club – new sprung competition standard floor – €26,000
Speaking after confirmation of the allocations, Minister Stanton said “I am very pleased to see that the Sports Capital Programme continues to be of enormous benefit to sports clubs and sporting groups in Cork East. The latest allocations, ranging from €2,000 up to €150,000, will provide funding for the purchase of technical equipment across a wide variety of local sporting endeavours and I have no doubt that each of the twenty approved groups are delighted with their successful application.
“The Sports Capital Programme is the main source of Government funding for the development of sports infrastructure through the purchase of new equipment or improvements to existing facilities. Clubs in the Cork East area have been very successful in securing Sports Capital funding in the past and I am certain that the latest allocations will only serve to further develop organisations by encouraging increased local engagement.
“This funding programme represents a significant investment in community sport and health by promoting active engagement in sport amongst both younger and older people and the benefits to the local Cork East community are very evident. I would like to congratulate all successful applicants and wish them continued sporting success this year” concluded Minister Stanton.