Limerick sports clubs invited to apply for Texaco support fund

Former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan is encouraging sports clubs to ‘aim for the target’ in the 2024 Texaco Support for Sport funding initiative.

SPORTS clubs across Limerick are encouraged to apply for the Texaco Support for Sport fund to have a chance of receiving some extra cash for their club.

The Texaco Support for Sport initiative has a total pot of €130,000 which will be divided out in €5,000 amounts and given to sports clubs across Ireland.

To date, three Limerick clubs have been given funding, Fedamore GAA Club, Limerick Cricket Club, Adare and Hospital Tennis Club.

Open to all sports clubs irrespective of sporting discipline, size, membership, age, cultural appeal or gender (including clubs that may have been unsuccessful in their application previously), the initiative recognises and supports the valuable contribution that sports clubs make to communities and throughout Irish society.

James Twohig, director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand – described the programme as one that “provides a route to vital funding for those clubs and communities that need it most”.

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A sole qualifying requirement is that clubs must be properly constituted and supply confirmation of a valid Games and Sports Exemption number (GS number) issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

Applications are now open, and will remain open until January 31, 2024.