Sports Equipment funding
€548,000 Provided for Sports Equipment to Organisations in Laois and Offaly under the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme
Minister Pippa Hackett has welcomed today’s announcement by her Green Party Colleague, Minister Catherine Martin of €312,263 for Laois and €236,189 for Offaly organisations in equipment grants under the latest round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP).
“Today I’m delighted to share the good news for sports organisations of Laois and Offaly,” stated Minister Pippa Hackett. “This funding supports our local clubs and organisations to provide the facilities necessary to achieve Government objectives of increased participation in sport; and help realise the immense benefits that physical activity can bring to our lives. At a time when we are all buoyed up by our Olympic heroes, this sports equipment funding will hopefully develop our sporting heroes and Olympians of the future.”
Minister Hackett and her husband Cllr Mark Hackett are both runners, and Minister Hackett is the leader of the Mount Lucus parkrun. Cllr Mark Hackett said "I am especially delighted to see Edenderry AC Seniors receiving €12,000 in this latest funding round"
This funding announcement relates to equipment grants to local, regional and national bodies and is separate to the funding call for capital funding.
On capital funding Minister Hackett said “ I understand from my colleague Minister Martin that clubs who submitted applications which include capital funding requests will be assessed in the coming period and are not included in this announcement”
Full details of all allocations announced today are set out in the tables below: