During the summer we applied to the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) for a Top Up Grant – for what is great news for the project, it was announced today that we are to get a top-up grant of €420,000. Initially a LSSIF grant of €2.1m was awarded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media in 2020. The top-up increases the total grant to €2.52m, which based on 70% funding for the grant will allow us to go to a project budget of €3.6m for Phase I. This increased budget from the original planned budget of €3m is vitally needed to account for the substantial increase in construction costs over the last couple of years.
Phase I of the project commenced earlier this year with the appointment of HorganLynch as the Engineering Contractor. They are currently finalising the detailed designs for Phase I and preparing tenders for the main works contractor. There has been a lot of work undertaken to optimise the layouts and the designs for Phase I, so as to maximise what can be delivered in Phase I considering the significant cost challenges. Issuing of tenders for the main works contractor is scheduled for early in the New Year, with a contract to be signed and works commencing in Q2. The 4G Astro pitch would be completed towards the end of 2024, with the three full size grass pitches available for use in the second half of 2025.
A combination of fundraising and loans will be used by the club to raise the €1.08m needed to complete Phase I. Extensive fundraising has already taken place for the development, including for purchase of the lands and funding of planning costs and further extensive fundraising will be needed to fund Phase I. Our main fundraiser at the moment is the Patron’s Wall Fundraiser and your support for this is vital to making a success of this state-of-the-art development for the club and wider community. Plaques for the wall can be purchased through the following links on ClubZap - Donation Monthly / Donation €350 / Donation €500 / Donation €1000
All support for this flagship development project for the community is really appreciated.
Renville Project - Management Committee
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