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Matthews Invites Wicklow Sports Clubs to Apply for Funding for EV Charging Facilities

Green TD Steven Matthews is urging sports clubs around Wicklow to apply for funding being allocated under the ‘Shared Island Sports Club EV Charging Scheme’, announced by Green Party leader Eamonn Ryan. This €15 million scheme, funded by the Government’s Shared Island Fund, will support the roll-out of publicly accessible, fast-charging for sports clubs and communities across the island of Ireland. The scheme is now open for applicants.


Speaking about the scheme, Deputy Matthews said:


“This scheme represents the latest measure which the Green Party is taking to tackle the climate crisis. At the core of our policy is a commitment to eradicate the existing reliance on fossil fuels. To achieve this, It is vital that viable alternatives are provided, and that infrastructure is put in place to support them.


“Sports clubs are at the heart of nearly every community across Ireland. So, It makes perfect sense to me that sports clubs will be at the heart of our plans to electrify the transport system. So many of us are frequent visitors to our local sports clubs, whether that’s dropping off our children for training or games, helping out or playing sports ourselves.


“This Scheme, which clubs can now apply for, will fund the construction of electric vehicle charging points in clubs with suitable parking facilities. I hope that making these facilities more and more accessible will create a more seamless transition for people wishing to move away from combustion vehicles in favour of electric alternatives. If any club would like more information about this scheme or requires any assistance with the application process, I would invite them to get in contact with me directly,” Deputy Mathews concluded


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