Funding opportunities for sports clubs

South Tipperary Sports Partnership is now accepting applications from sports clubs under the 2012 Coaching and Development Fund scheme. This funding scheme was launched on Wednesday, April 4 by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.

South Tipperary Sports Partnership is now accepting applications from sports clubs under the 2012 Coaching and Development Fund scheme. This funding scheme was launched on Wednesday, April 4 by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.

The Development Fund aims to encourage the formation of new clubs and to assist existing clubs in South Tipperary to increase participation in sport while the Coaching Fund aims to support and develop quality coaching and to encourage all coaches/volunteers to undertake appropriate education and training.

Priority will be given under both funds to key target groups as outlined in the STSP Strategic Plan. €10,000 is available under the Development Fund and €6,000 available under the Coaching Fund with a maximum of €500 per club per annum under each fund.

The closing date for receipt of applications under the Development Fund is Friday, May 25 at 4pm. Applications under the Coaching Fund will be accepted until the funds have been exhausted.

Further information, criteria and application forms are available on STSP website – www.stsp.ie or by contacting the office. Tel: 062 64783. E-mail: info@stsp.ie