FAQs

What is the Texaco Support for Sport initiative?
The Texaco Support for Sport initiative is designed to recognise the important contribution that sports clubs make within Irish society by supporting them in a manner that can benefit them most, through the presentation of a cash prize. It offers 1 (one) sports club in each county within the Republic of Ireland an opportunity to win a cash prize of €5,000 (Five thousand euros).
 
What are the terms and conditions of this promotion?
Click here to view the full terms and conditions of this promotion.
 
How can I enter my sports club into the Texaco Support for Sport initiative?
If you are over 18 years of age and are the authorised person to enter the promotion on behalf of your club, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Click here to register for the Texaco Support for Sport initiative

2. Verify your email address

3. Select ‘Star my application’ and complete the details required

4. Submit your application

You will receive an email from us confirming whether your application has been approved.
 
Who is eligible to enter this promotion?
Sports clubs who are affiliated to a sporting association or federation in the Republic of Ireland and are represented by a duly authorised individual are eligible to apply.  Applications from sports clubs who have previously applied for or received a Texaco Sportstars Bursary are permitted but those received from clubs who have previously been awarded a Texaco Support for Sport award will not be accepted.

Applicants must hold a valid GS number (Games & Sports Exemption number) issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners in respect of sports bodies who have been granted tax exemption under Section 235 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. Applications must include written confirmation from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners indicating that a valid GS number is held at the time of application.

Can Northern Ireland sport clubs apply for an award?
Unfortunately, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative is only open to sports clubs in the Republic of Ireland and entry is not available to clubs that are based in Northern Ireland.
 
How many times can a club apply for a Texaco Support for Sport award?
Eligible sports clubs can make one application for an award each year.  Applications received from clubs who have previously been awarded a Texaco Support for Sport award will not be accepted.
 
How many clubs can I register using my email address?
An email address can only be used once when registering for our Texaco Support for Sport initiative. The same email address cannot be used to register for multiple sports clubs.
 
Can sports clubs from Northern Ireland apply for a Texaco Support for Sports award?
Unfortunately, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative is only open to sports clubs in the Republic of Ireland and entry is not available to clubs that are based in Northern Ireland.
 
What is the prize and what does it consist of?
There will be a prize for every county in the Republic of Ireland. One sports club per county will win a cash prize of €5,000 (Five thousand euros).
 
How many prizes are available to be won?
There will be 1 (one) prize per county in the Republic of Ireland. The total amount of prizes are 26 (Twenty Six).

What is a GS Number?
The Office of the Revenue Commissioners issues a GS Number (Games and Sport Exemption Number) to a sports club that has received tax exemption status.

What happens if my sports club does not have a GS number?
If your sports club does not hold a valid GS number, your club will not be able to enter this promotion.

What happens if I don’t know my GS number?
Assuming your club holds a valid GS number, you should log on to the club’s ROS.ie account, select ‘My Enquiries’ and request that a letter of confirmation be sent to you. 

How should I complete my application?
Using a maximum of 250 words, tell us about the special position that your club holds within its community and the positive benefits that it brings to its members. Introduce your club, focus on these particular points and also advise how you would spend the €5000 award, if successful. 

You may accompany your application with up to 4 photographs and a video of up to 30 seconds in length, but no people should be visible in either.

Your application must also be accompanied by your club’s constitution document and written confirmation from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners indicating that your sports club holds a valid GS number at the time of application.
 
How many words am I allowed to write on the application story?
Each application is permitted a maximum of 250 words to tell us about the special position that a club holds within its community, the positive benefits that it brings to its members and the manner by which the €5000 award would be spent, if successful. 
 
If cutting and pasting the application from another document, please ensure that you have only used a maximum of 250 words. 
 
Can my photos and my video have people in them but blurred out so that they are not visible?
Unfortunately, not. For an application to be approved, all files submitted may not contain any people at all. 

 If I am submitting a video, how long can it be?
A video of up to 30 seconds in length can be submitted in support of an application. Applications must not include any names or images of individuals. A voice-over is permitted.
 
How do I change a photograph or video?
To replace a photo or video, simple upload a new image in the image field that you wish to replace.  This will automatically replace the image that you are looking to change.
 
This is the same process for your video. Simply upload the new video and it will replace the existing video.
 
What do I do if the application I submitted is not able to be processed?
You will receive an email to let you know if your application cannot be processed by us.

You will need to login and review your application again to ensure that the following elements have been submitted correctly:

·       Written confirmation from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners indicating that your sports club holds a valid GS number at the time of application (mandatory)
·       Your club’s constitution document (mandatory) 
·       Photography (optional) that contains no images of people 
·       A video (optional) that contains no images of people 
 
Once complete, please check all other information is correct and resubmit the application.

When does the Texaco Support for Sport initiative close?
The promotion closes at 6pm on Tuesday, 31st January 2023.

When will the winners be announced?
Judging will commence in February 2023 and the winning sports clubs will be notified in June 2023.  The winners will be announced via email to all participating sports clubs, through national, regional and local media and on this website a number of weeks thereafter.

How will I know if my sports club has won an award?
The registered email address will be notified if the associated sports club has won an award. Participating sports clubs who haven’t been successful will be notified via email too.

I have a question that isn’t answered here. Who can I speak to?
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