Sinn Féin Councillor John Brady has encouraged community and sporting groups and organisations to apply for funding under the Wicklow County Council Community Awards Scheme and the Bray Town Council Sports Grant, both of which are accepting applications now.
Welcoming both grant schemes Councillor Brady said "I welcome both schemes that are operated separately by Wicklow County Council and Bray Town Council. Wicklow has an overall fund of €70,000 in the Community Awards Scheme and Bray Town Council has a fund of €80,000 in a new Sports fund. I think it’s great to see schemes like this which allow funds to go directly into the many excellent community and sporting organisations throughout the County, many of which are struggling to stay afloat. These grants not only give recognition for the great work they do but also give a badly needed lifeline".
Speaking about the Bray Town Council Sports Grant Cllr Brady said "I am delighted that the council accepted my proposal for a Sports Grant and €80,000 set aside for it. The grant is available to all sporting clubs/organisations in the Bray area and application forms are now available. It is designed to support the purchase of sports equipment and the training aids to promote increased sports participation by Bray people and to enable existing clubs to continue to develop. Applications must be returned on or before”.
Cllr Brady continued “The Community Awards Scheme is operated by Wicklow County Council and applications are now being accepted. The Scheme has an overall fund of €70,000 and is to assist local community and voluntary groups and sporting organisations that would benefit from small scale or once-off funding to support the groups’ activities or to develop a particular project. The scheme is open to clubs, communities and organisations from right across the County. The closing date for applications for the grants is from Wicklow is24th April".
Councillor Brady concluded “These are excellent schemes and I encourage all groups across Bray and Wicklow to check these grants out as they may be beneficial to their community, club or organisation. People can contact me on 087-0666780 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form or to get more information or indeed if help is needed in filling it out”.
To get more information or download application form for the Bray Town council Sports Grant:
To download or get more information on the Wicklow County Council Community Awards Scheme: