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Bank Muscat to receive Green Sports applications till 23 April

​MUSCAT, 29 March 2015 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, will receive applications from sports clubs and teams till 23 April for greening and infrastructure development of playgrounds across the Sultanate.

The Green Sports CSR programme was launched by the bank in 2012 to lay the foundation at the grass-root level for a sustainable sports infrastructure. In a record time, the bank achieved notable success in developing green fields in all parts of the Sultanate, thus contributing to realising the sporting dreams of clubs and teams. In the first three years of the programme, the bank supported 34 sports clubs and teams to green their playing fields.

As part of its commitment to promoting a sporting nation, the bank this year widened the scope of Green Sports initiative beyond greening of playgrounds. From 2015, sports clubs and teams seeking Green Sports support can choose from four options to green their playgrounds with natural or synthetic turf, or avail support to affix flood lights or water sprinklers. The move is aimed at providing wider representation to sports clubs and teams in building up sustainable sports infrastructure in all parts of the Sultanate.

Green Sports application forms are available at the CSR department in the bank's head office or can be downloaded from the Bank Muscat website www.bankmuscat.com

The bank will consider only new applications and completed forms must be submitted before 23 April 2015.

The bank's support to the initiative stems from its commitment to giving a helping hand to all deserving teams and clubs in Oman to green as well as provide infrastructural support for playgrounds in Oman. The bank recognises that local clubs wield immense influence on neighbourhood communities, especially youth, hence clubs with modern infrastructure facilities can help raise sporting heroes for the country.

The funding criteria of the programme, include that sports clubs/teams should have been in existence for three years with a minimum membership of 300 youth from the local community.

The Green Sports initiative reiterates the bank's support to Oman's youth who represent the future of Oman. True to its commitment to supporting varied sporting activities in the country, Bank Muscat remains at the forefront in offering the required encouragement to youth. As the nation's leading financial institution, Bank Muscat aims to motivate and provide the required impetus for