€1.8 in funding awarded to Sports Clubs in Meath – McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has praised the Minister for Sport, Michael Ring, for allocating funding of €1,840,205 to sports clubs and organisations in Meath, is great news and a great boost for local communities.

Deputy McEntee said: “In total, funding of over €41 million is being made available to clubs and local organisations around the country under the Sports Capital Programme 2015”.

“38 Clubs in Meath have been awarded €1,840,205 in Meath, which is yet again a major boost for the voluntary run organisations”.

“It is very welcome that once again, Sports Capital funding is being provided to clubs and local organisations here in Meath”.

“The Sports Capital Programme was scrapped under the previous Government but  Fine Gael reinstated it when we came into office.  We have demonstrated that despite limited finances, we are determined to invest in local facilities which are the lifeblood of communities across Ireland”.

“In 2014 €1,600,931 was allocated to Meath.  In 2012 the allocation was €1,502,117.  Combined with this year’s funding that is a total of €4,943,253 over the 3 years of the programme”.

“Having worked with many of these Clubs since my election in 2103 it is a great achievement that now much needed works and developmental projects can commence to improve existing facilities to encourage new Members to join and avail of new and improved amenities”.

“I will continue to work with the Clubs to ensure that their plans are achieved and works can commence as soon as possible”.

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