Cricket Leinster held an online Sports Capital Masterclass last Thursday 17th January.
This Masterclass was facilitated by Kevin Gallagher of Cricket Leinster, with Patricia Keenan & David Kerley from 2into3, a specialist on the Sports Capital Programme.The event was very well attended, with 20 representatives from 14 Cricket Leinster clubs present.
Participants were given an in-depth look at the Sports Capital landscape, looking at the performance of cricket compared to other sports, whilst also analysing the performance of Cricket Leinster clubs. Several myths about the Sports Capital Programme were debunked, giving participants greater clarity going into the next Sports Capital round.
In recognition of the challenges in drawing down previously awarded grants, there was a special presentation on how the Grant Drawdown process works and how organisations like Clann Credo can support clubs with short term financing options specifically designed for grant projects.
Cricket Leinster is partnering with 2into3 to assist Clubs secure funding under future sports capital rounds. It is anticipated that a 2023 round of the Sports Capital Grant scheme will be announced, at which stage a further seminar will be arranged to assist clubs with applications.