Under this programme, organized by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand, a fund of €130,000 will be distributed to twenty-six sports clubs on a county basis, with successful applicants receiving €5,000 in each case.
Open to sports clubs in all 26 counties, regardless of sport discipline, size, membership, age, cultural appeal or gender (including clubs that may have already applied unsuccessful), the initiative recognizes and supports the valuable contribution that sports clubs make to communities and to Irish society as a whole.
After two years, the clubs that have received funding cover the full spectrum of Irish sporting activity. Among them were athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, camogie, rock climbing, cricket, diving, Gaelic football, golf, handball, hockey, hurling, rowing , rugby, football and tennis.
Clubs wishing to apply can first register their interest to follow, before the closing date, through a completed application which must include full details of their sporting activity, the importance the club holds in their local community, the purpose for which funding is sought and how it will be used.
A single qualification requirement is that applying clubs must be properly incorporated and provide confirmation of a valid Gaming and Sports Exemption Number (GS number) which has been issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Following lines similar to those that have proven successful over the past two years, the application process is now open online at www.texacosupportforsport.com where full details of the initiative and how it works can be viewed.
The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2023 and the adjudication will take place thereafter.