GRANTS

Since the announcement of the track development in June 2021, the fundraising committee have explored many grant applications.

In February of 2021 the news came that the club was awarded €290,000 from the ‘Sports Capital Grant’. This grant has been used for the extensive groundworks required to level and layout the site for the track, as well as the significant lighting requirements. The club are hugely grateful to the local TDs, Senators and Councillors for their terrific public support of this project and for bringing it to Government attention on the Dail floor. The club has recently applied for the 2023 Sports Capital Grant for assistance with completing the final phases and are very hopeful of further assistance to bring the project to completion.

Cork County Council provided a generous grant of €20,000 in 2021 towards the cost of the entrance & erection of the boundary fencing under the Community Fund Scheme. A further €50,000 grant was received in 2023 from the Community Recognition Fund which is being used for kerbing the track & foundational work on the field events. We are hugely thankful to Cork County Council and our very supportive local councillors for giving us such a fantastic head start on this project.

The club were delighted to receive €2000 from Access Credit Union Community Fund. The money went towards the development of the shot put circle.

Unsuccessful Applications in 2022/2023 ·    Ireland Funds Grant 2022

·    National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2023

·    Community Fund Scheme Cork CoCo 2023

·    Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2023 via Cork CoCo

·    Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2023 via Cork CoCo

 

Currently the clubs has two applications in progress as of December 2023.

Application In Progress: ·    Sports Capital Grant Sep 2023 – seeking up to €486,000*

·    Immigrant Investor Program – seeking up to €2m