Munster GAA provides generous grant aid to support GAA units in the development of their facilities in the province. In 2016, €1 million was been made available to the clubs of the province to assist with physical development.
The overall scheme consists of two schemes rolled in to one. The Central Council Scheme has a budget of €540,000, while the Munster Council Scheme has a budget of €460,000. This gives an overall budget of €1,000,000
The scheme consists of 8 categories, with all apart from Category 5, funding activity at club level. Category 5, which deals with County Ground Development, has its own budget under the Munster Council Budget Framework and is not part of the €1,030,000 outlined above.
Central Council funds categories 1, 2, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e and 8, while the Munster Council funds all 8 categories. Please note that the one application form will suffice for both schemes.
Each category has an expenditure ceiling, which means that expenditure beyond this amount is not funded. Therefore, if the ceiling of a particular category is €100,000 and a club spends €250,000, it is effectively the first €100,000 of expenditure that is eligible for funding.
Categories 1,2,3,4, 7 and 8 are considered as ‘statutory’ and therefore, these categories are dealt with first, meaning the full amount due under the scheme is paid. For example, if a club spends over €175,000 on land purchase (see Category 1), the club will receive the full €20,000 committed under the scheme.
The amount of funding available for category 6 depends largely on the number of applications received and the amount left over after categories 1,2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 have been satisfied. Therefore, it is unlikely that there will be sufficient funding to satisfy the max grants available as outlined below. An estimate to use is that around 10% to 15% of the ceiling expenditure will be available. This is not a commitment, but an estimate.
The 8 categories are outlined in greater detail in the Guidelines below. Please take note of the expenditure ceiling in each category.