Fundraising efforts continue to enable the provision of the Community Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA Pitch.
In addition, the Sports Capital Grant scheme deadline for applications is the 1st March next and the clubs intention is to apply for grant aid towards a large, enclosed and lighted Astro Pitch All Weather Facility located at the hurling wall at Crecora Manister GAA pitch.
Such a project will require the Club to demonstrate, as part of the grant application process, the level of “own funding” that can be put towards the project to ensure its delivery, so the importance of the Club generating funding for the project is therefore crucial to the application process. While grant funding is vital, we estimate that we also need to raise at least €60,000 locally to complete these projects.
The Clubs are suggesting a contribution of €300 from each GAA and Camogie Club family, which would enable us to complete the proposed Walkway, and the Astro Pitch if grant aid is approved for this project. We understand that it will not be financially possible for every family to contribute €300 and stress that this is a suggested amount only.
The GAA Club was also successful in obtaining a Certificate of Approval from Revenue in recent weeks whereby the club can claim Tax relief on any individual donations made in excess of €250 to the project. The Tax relief is at a rate of 31% on the donation amount and a form will need to be completed by the individual in order for the club to avail of the Tax refund.
In order to give our Sports Capital Grant application the best chance of success, we are asking Club families for their contribution before Friday 19th February 2021.
Please note that ALL funds raised will be used for improvements to facilities at the pitch for use by GAA and Camogie Clubs, and funds generated will not be used for any other purpose.
To contribute, please lodge directly to our Development Fund Account with Bank of Ireland:
IBAN: IE26 BOFI 9044 9947 4969 71
Alternatively, send a cheque, payable to “Crecora Manister Development Fund, to either Pat Byrnes, Ronan MacMahon or to Mark Leahy, Chairperson of Crecora Manister Strategic Development Committee (087-2941627) or any member of the Club Executives.
You can also contribute online at: