A brand new spherical of the Sports activities Capital and Gear Programme (SCEP) will open for brand new purposes from 17 July.
The Minister for Agriculture, Meals and the Marine and Donegal Fianna Fáil TD, Charlie McConalogue, in the present day confirmed that Donegal golf equipment can apply for the funding from this date.
The SCEP is the Authorities’s main automobile for offering help to sports activities golf equipment and communities to develop sports activities infrastructure across the nation.
Candidates for native tasks can now apply for as much as €200,000, elevated from the earlier most grant of €150,000; whereas the utmost legitimate grant accessible for tasks deemed to be of regional significance has been elevated from €300,000 to €500,000.
As well as, this 12 months’s SCEP “Information to Making an Software” has a deal with local weather motion and sustainability for the primary time, supporting native golf equipment to take steps to scale back their power consumption and making use of for extra environment friendly lighting.
For the primary time within the historical past of the SCEP, tasks will solely be thought-about for grant help if entry is assured to women and men on equal phrases. As one of many acknowledged targets of the Programme, is to extend feminine participation, all purposes for funding of women-only services will likely be deemed legitimate for consideration.
Minister McConalogue mentioned: “Sports activities capital funding is extensively utilized by Donegal golf equipment and associations every year and this announcement is good news for sports activities organisations which have plans to enhance their services and want to avail of help in Donegal.
“The brand new spherical of the Programme will once more prioritise purposes from deprived areas, people who goal individuals with disabilities, and tasks that share services amongst completely different organisations and sports activities. In relation to modifications to the scheme, I’m happy that purposes for enhancements to swimming swimming pools will likely be accepted for the primary time.
“I additionally welcome the truth that for the primary time, the “Information to Making an Software” as revealed in the present day, has a selected deal with local weather motion and sustainability points”.
Step one in acquiring a grant is to register on the Division’s on-line system and I encourage any golf equipment that aren’t already registered to take action now. Golf equipment can register at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
As soon as registered, all purposes should be made on the identical web site. The system will likely be open for purposes from 17 July to eighth September.
The “Information to Making an Software” was additionally revealed on the Division’s web site in the present day and will be discovered right here: gov.ie/sportscapital The Information primarily units out the phrases and situations of the Programme. A overview of the 2020 spherical of the Programme was revealed in Might and all the principal suggestions have been included within the Information.
Background to Sports activities Capital Grants
The Sports activities Capital and Gear Programme is the Authorities’s main automobile for supporting the event of sports activities services and the acquisition of non-personal sports activities tools. Grants can be found to voluntary, not-for revenue sports activities golf equipment, neighborhood teams, Nationwide Governing Our bodies (NGBs) of sport and native authorities. Third degree schools, Schooling and Coaching Boards (ETBs) and faculties might solely apply for funding collectively with sports activities golf equipment or organisations.
An in depth listing of tasks that the programme funds will be discovered within the “Information to Making an Software” and contains:
- Pure grass sports activities pitches, tracks and courts (together with pitch drainage)
- Power Environment friendly Floodlighting
- Synthetic sports activities pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use video games areas
- Safety fencing, ball cease netting and purpose posts
- Hurling partitions / handball alleys
- Constructing or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and bogs
- Constructing or refurbishment of sports activities halls and gymnasiums
- Non-personal sports activities tools.
- Modifications to sports activities services to scale back power consumption
- Another capital tasks which might be clearly sporting in nature and that may improve participation in sport or enhance efficiency
Additional details about the programme together with particulars of all earlier allocations will be discovered at https://www.gov.ie/en/service/d13385-sports-capital-programme/. The Evaluation of the 2020 Spherical will be discovered at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/84105-review-of-sports-capital-and-equipment-programme-2020/
Functions will be made on-line solely from 9am on 17 July till 5pm on eighth September 2023.
New spherical of sports activities capital funding introduced for Donegal golf equipment was final modified: July twelfth, 2023 by