Westmeath Sports Partnership will host an information session on the 2012 Sports Capital Programme on Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm in the Old Westmeath County Council Building, Mullingar. All those wishing to make application under the 2012 scheme are encouraged to attend this important workshop.


All places must be booked in advance with Westmeath Sports Partnership 044-9390208.


A new €30 million fund for important sports capital projects has been launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD. This is the first round of sports capital funding for four years and is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across Ireland.

Applications are now being sought from sports organisations, clubs, community groups, schools, VECs, National Governing Bodies of Sport and local authorities for the development of sports facilities and/or the purchase of sports equipment.  Special priority will be given to the development of facilities in disadvantaged areas.

Application forms and a guide to applying are available at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport website at http://www.dttas.ie/sport/unit1.aspx, by phoning (064) 6627353 or from Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, SPORTS CAPITAL UNIT, New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry.


The deadline for receipt of completed paper applications is 5pm on Friday, 11th May 2012.

This deadline is extended until 5pm on Friday 1st June 2012 for online applications and applications made in Irish.