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Closing date for applications for Sports Capital Grants extended

The closing date for applications for Sports Capital Grants have been extended.

Minister for State in the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, confirmed that the closing date is now March 1.

Applications opened on December 11 and it had originally been due to close on February 12.

However, Fianna Fail TD Fleming says that due to the Covid-19 situation, this extension will give clubs and organisations more of a chance to submit an application.

In this new round of funding, there is €40m available to Clubs and Organisations around the country.

The scheme is open to any not-for-profit sports club, community group or local authority. Schools may also apply jointly with a sports club.

The scheme covers things like artificial sports pitches, pitch drainage, floodlighting, ball-stop netting, improvements to dressing rooms and non-personal sports equipment.

Minister Fleming said: “If you are interested in applying, the first step is to register on the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport online application system – OSCAR.

“This can be accessed on www.gov.ie/sportscapital.  It’s a straightforward process just requiring a tax registration number and some basic details.

“If you have submitted an application to the programme before, you will already be registered so there is no need to register again.

“The online system has begun accepting applications and will do so until the new closing date of March 1 2021.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.