Seán Canney T.D. has welcomed the announcement by Minister Shane Ross that the allocation of funding for the 2017 Sports Capital Programme is to be doubled from €30 to €60 million.
‘I have worked closely with Minister Ross on this programme and I am delighted that the funding is to be doubled. This decision is based on the number of applications received earlier this year. The number of applications was the highest ever received. The assessment of these applications is nearing completion and the allocations will be announced shortly’ stated Deputy Canney.
The announcement of additional funding is in recognition of the extraordinary demand and the high standard of the projects submitted.