Munster GAA Development Grants

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 €490,000. This gives an overall budget of €1,030,000.

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 for category 6. This is not a commitment, but an estimate.

A brief summary of the categories is outlined as follows –

Category 1 Grants (Purchase):The level of purchase grant shall be 20% of eligible expenditure to a maximum grant of €20,000. The expenditure ceiling is €150,000. The first €25,000 of a purchase will not be considered for funding, which effectively places the expenditure ceiling on the amount eligible for grant aid at €125,000

Category 2 Grants (Changing Room Complex)The level of purchase grant shall be 20% of eligible expenditure to a maximum grant of €20,000. That results in an expenditure ceiling of €100,000.

Category 3 Grants (Schools Grounds Purchase & Development)The level of school grounds purchase and development grant shall be 15% of eligible costs to a maximum of €5,000.

Category 4 Grants (Construction or Refurbishment of Handball Court)The level of grant for New Courts shall be 15% of eligible costs to a maximum of €5,000

Category 5 Grants (County & Major Grounds)The budget for the County Development Grants is managed through the provisions of the “2015 to 2024 Budget Framework” as approved by the Munster Council. This section of the scheme is funded solely by the Munster Council.

Category 6 Grants

Category 6a:    Floodlighting: 20% to a max grant of €20,000 – expenditure ceiling of €100,000

Category 6b:    Pitch Development: 20% to a max grant of €20,000 – expenditure ceiling of €100,000

Category 6c:    Hurling Walls: 20% to a max grant of €10,000 – expenditure ceiling of €75,000

Category 6d:    Ancillary Developments (pitch fencing etc): 20% to a max grant of €10,000 – expenditure ceiling of €50,000

Category 6e:   Non Playing Related Development (car parks etc): 20% to a max grant of €10,000 – expenditure ceiling of €50,000

Please note that the guidelines for 2018 will be agreed in May and posted on this page, along with the application forms.