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Bank Muscat to green sports fields

ByMedia desk

Jan 8, 2024 , ,

Bank Muscat has launched the 2024 edition of its flagship CSR programme, Green Sports, on January 1st 2024, and invited all local sports teams who would like to apply for the programme to do so well before the deadline which will be on 31st January 2024. This year the programme will continue supporting 20 sports teams from different governorates in one of the four support categories available to them.

The Green Sports programme is developed to help local sports teams enhance their role in the community and provide suitable infrastructure that can help the youth develop their talents. The scope of Green Sports support for sports teams include greening of football fields with natural or synthetic turf, floodlights and water desalination equipment in areas facing water salinity.

All teams who are interested to participate in this year’s edition can submit their applications digitally.

Speaking about the launch of the 2024 edition, Talib Saif Al Makhmari, Head of, Community & Media Relations, Bank Muscat, said: “In Bank Muscat, we accord Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes and initiatives great importance considering that they are one of the main pillars that we continuously strive to develop. Green Sports programme is a sustainable programme, running for the 13th year now, which is a clear indication of its role in supporting Youth and Sports sectors. Since its inception, the programme the Bank contributed supported the development of 183 Green Sports fields across all governorates in the Sultanate and we are proud of this partnership with these local teams to serve the community better.”

Talib Al Makhmari further encouraged the teams who would like to apply for the support to submit their applications through the specified link ahead of the deadline. He thanked all the local sports teams for their continuous trust and confidence in the programme, and for their contribution to the sustainability of these projects by supporting and enhancing the various local activities in their respective communities.

CSR initiative

The landmark Green Sports Programme is one of Bank Muscat’s CSR initiatives, which draws from the values of leadership and partnership to create a positive impact on Omani society. The programme aims to develop and provide a sustainable infrastructure for sports fields in Oman. It is a matter of great encouragement that Bank Muscat’s Green Sports programme has so far benefitted 183 teams with over 50,000 team members across the Sultanate of Oman and with yet another 20 teams to be added this year.

In the past few months, the bank has seen the inauguration of more Green Sports fields across Oman. The facilities developed as part of the programme are often used as venues for other social activities by local communities, leading to stronger social bonding and positive behaviour among young people. To learn more about Bank Muscat’s CSR programmes, please visit https://www.bankmuscat.com/en/about/csr/Pages/default.aspx

To apply

For more information and to submit applications, teams should go to: https://bm.click/GS and complete the application form electronically using a computer, a tablet or a mobile phone. All applicants should be able to showcase their positive impact and contributions to the local community. In case of any queries or doubts on the submission process, teams may email GreenSports@bankmuscat.com, or call 24768595/24801200/24801625 for more details.

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