The Government Sports Capital grants scheme, which only comes out every two years or so, is currently open and taking applications up until the end of February 2021.
It is the GAA club’s intention to apply for Sports Capital Grant funding assistance to assist with the provision of a large, enclosed and lighted Astro Pitch Facility located at the hurling wall at Crecora Manister GAA pitch.
Such a facility would be a huge resource and provide all year round training facilities for our players and coaches.
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.
The Club is suggesting a contribution of €300 from each GAA and Camogie Club family, which would enable us to complete the Astro Facility 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 Sports Capital Grant application deadline is the end of February so in order to give it the best chance of success, we are asking Club families for their contribution ON OR BEFORE Friday 19th February, 2021 if at all possible.
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, or to Mark Leahy, Chairperson of Crecora Manister Strategic Development Committee (087-2941627) or any member of the Club Executives.
It is hoped to start work on the Community Walking Track project in April, when COVID restrictions will hopefully be somewhat relaxed, and when our funding target has been reached for the works to go ahead.
Thanks to those who assisted with the recent cutting and clearance of lower sections of the trees behind the goals, which will facilitate the route of the Community Walking Track. This will be a great resource available to not just members of the GAA and Camogie clubs but to the entire surrounding community.