News 2012

Title: Has your Club considered the 2012 Sports Capital Programme?
Date: 20/04/2012
Has your Club considered the 2012 Sports Capital Programme?

20 April 2012

Mountaineering Ireland (MI) would encourage clubs to consider their plans for the future and current needs and whether they can benefit form the 2012 Sports Capital Programme. €30 million is available for sports clubs to develop their facilities or purchase equipment.

Mountaineering Ireland and MI affiliated Clubs are eligible to apply.

The programme aims to prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities and to encourage the multi-purpose use of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport. The type of projects that MI Clubs could be funded include:

- Non-personal sports equipment

- Safety equipment, etc,.

- Shared facilities

- Climbing walls

- Building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets

- Building or refurbishment of sports halls and gyms

- Any other capital projects that are clearly sporting in nature and that will increase participation in sport or improve performance.

Clubs that wish to apply will need to prove that they can fund 15% of the overall cost of the project themselves. However, those based in disadvantaged areas covered by the RAPID scheme will only have to contribute 5%.

Applications can be made online until Friday, 1st June to

Applications through the post (and all supporting documentation) must reach the Department by 5pm on Friday 11th May 2012.

For more information on the 2012 Sports Capital Programme see

Also, a guide to filling out the application form is available at this link:

Any Club considering progressing an application should contact MI, as soon as possible. Please include Sports Capital Programme as the email subject.

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