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Financing Sporting Ambition in association with Connacht Council GAA

Dated: 26 April 2018

Following the announcement of the 2017 Sports Capital Programme in December, many clubs have been busy finalising their project plans. Others are considering purchasing equipment and looking at sources of finance for future improvements to club facilities.


Loan finance is often needed for Sports Capital funded projects such as upgrades to playing surfaces, training facilities and buildings. The grant is only released once the associated works or equipment have been paid for, and many sports clubs encounter difficulties in accessing loans on reasonable terms.


The seminar is aimed at all sports clubs who have successfully applied for a Sports Capital grant, or who are planning sports development projects in 2018.

Speakers on the night will include:
  • Gerry McGovern President of Connacht Council GAA - Welcome
  • Tracey Hannon Western Representative, Clann Credo Community Loan Finance on how loan finance can boost club development projects.
  • John Prenty Secretary of Connacht Council GAA on supports available from the GAA
  • Charlie Lambert Mayo Sports Partnership on grants and supports available to clubs in Mayo.
  • John Gallagher Chairperson of Belmullet GAA Club on their experience of developing their clubhouse and stand.
 

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