20 sports projects share €309,087 in funding

Cian Hogan in action for Enniscorthy Hockey Club. Enniscorthy is featured in the list of sports grants announced today Pic; WexfordToday.com

Sports clubs and organisations across Wexford are set to benefit from €309,087 investment in 20 local projects.
The funding for Wexford is part of €8.5 million being allocated nationally from the latest round of Sports Capital Equipment Grants.
Minister Michael D’Arcy of Fine Gael said the funding will be of immense benefit to all the clubs and organisations across Wexford set to receive it.
“I am very glad to be announcing even more sports funding for Wexford. We know how important sport is to all communities here. The mental and physical health benefits associated with sports participation are well documented and we want people to have every opportunity to get involved.
“This Fine Gael led Government is investing in all sporting facilities across the country. Be it team sports or individuals participating, we are fully behind them and will continue to support all involved in sport whether they are players or volunteers working hard behind the scenes.
“I will continue to make the case for increased investment in sports facilities in the years ahead and at budget time, I can confirm that a new round of the Sports Capital Programme will open for applications again later this year, which is further good news for all involved in sport.
FULL LIST OF WEXFORD CAPITAL GRANTS IS AS FOLLOWS; 
12th Wexford (Ballykelly/Horeswood) Scouts €8,000
Bree Athletic Club €2,593
Clonard Ladies GFC €4,549
Coolcotts Gym Centre Ltd (Wexford Gymnastics) €16,337
Courtown Sailing Club €76,670
Courtown Water World Ltd €60,000
Craanford Boxing Club €23,500
Enniscorthy Hockey Club €4,275
Enniscorthy Swim Club €8,058
Gorey Cricket Club €4,354
Menapians Athletic Club €17,000
Racing795 €6,000
Rosslare Bowls Club €951
Scouting Ireland St Paul’s Group, Blackwater €6,475
Slade Swimming Club €2,589
St Michael’s Boxing Club, New Ross €23,350
Swim Club Courtown €12,500
United Striders Athletic Club €10,000
Wexford Hockey Club €17.773
Wexford Sub Aqua Club Ltd. €4,113
The grants are for Clubs who applied to the 2018 Sports Capital Programme for equipment only, with no other proposed developments in their application.
About 1,500 further non-equipment only applications from across the country are still being processed by the Department of Sport and will be allocated in September. These include applicants who applied for funding for equipment and other developments.

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