Over €1m allocated to Laois clubs in Sports Capital Grants – Fleming

Published on: 01 December 2017

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming has said that the allocation of over €1m in funding for clubs and organisations in Laois under the Sports Capital Grant scheme is good news for Laois.

€1,069,327 has been allocated to 51 clubs and organisations in the county to help progress a variety of important works including pitch improvements, refurbishment of dressing rooms, the provision of walking tracks and the purchase of much needed equipment.

Deputy Fleming said, “This is a good news story for Laois and I am delighted that over €1m in funding has been allocated under the latest round of the Sports Capital Grants Scheme. This funding will have an enormous positive effect in communities right across Laois and will help clubs develop their infrastructure.

“While 51 clubs were successful in securing funding under the scheme, 9 others were not successful primarily on technical grounds. I will be asking the Minister to review these applications to see what can be done to help secure the much needed funding.

“Now that the funding has been approved I look forward to all the clubs and organisations carrying out the works as early as possible in 2018 so that they will provide much improved sporting and recreational facilities for their local communities,“ concluded Deputy Fleming.

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