The Texaco Support for Sport initiative is back with a €130,000 cash pot
Sports clubs across Ireland are in line for a €130,000 windfall following the renewal of the Texaco Support for Sport initiative for the second year in a row.
Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, which markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand has confirmed its commitment to host the 2021 Texaco Support for Sport initiative.
Former Irish rugby international and Texaco Support for Sport ambassador Donncha O’Callaghan helped to launch the 2021 initiative, pointing out that even the smallest clubs will be able to apply to the fund.
A gross fund of €130,000 has been set aside for distribution to sports clubs on a county-by-county basis, with successful applicants receiving €5,000 in each case.
Speaking at the launch of the 2021 initiative, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited said: “At a time when many sports clubs have had to weather difficulties and limitations of one kind or another, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative opens up an avenue to funding for those that need it most.
“As shown last year, this can include structural enhancements, improvements to facilities, purchase of new equipment and community inclusive measures to broaden and enhance the appeal of many sports clubs within their communities.”
“Alive and prospering”
Texaco Support for Sport ambassador Donncha O’Callaghan said the most heartening aspect of last year’s Texaco Support for Sport initiative was the extent to which sporting spirit is alive and prospering amongst communities throughout Ireland.
“Through the scheme, a fantastic system now exists whereby even the smallest and most remote clubs and minority interest groupings can have access to the vital funds they need in order to develop and serve their memberships, hence enhancing their communities,” he said.
“I’m delighted and really looking forward to seeing the incredible work being done by clubs & volunteers at the most important level, our grassroots.”
Sports clubs can now apply for Texaco Support for Sport funding. Full details of the scheme are available to view at www.TexacoSupportforSport.com.
Closing date for applications is 31 December 2021 with adjudication taking place in January 2022.
Pictured at the launch is former Irish rugby international, broadcaster and Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, Donncha O’Callaghan with Marketing Manager for the Texaco brand, Bronagh Carron.