€76,200 in Dormant Accounts Funding will benefit a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in Limerick, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
“Limerick Sports Partnership will receive €6,200 for Youth Leadership, €20,000 for the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub in Croom, €15, 000 for the Volunteer Training & Support Programme”
“Following on from the initial pilot called ‘Garryowen Get Active’ in 2017 which received €145,000 funding from Dormant Accounts; LSP will receive €35,000 to continue to develop innovative participation programme interventions in Garryowen”
“LSP will participate in the ASPIRE Graduate Programme and will share in funding of €250,000 with nine other organisations. This will allow LSP to directly employ a graduate for 11 months and will ensure the participant gains experience and skills development to ensure their likelihood of securing long term professional employment in the Irish sports sector”
“The investment will be administered by Sport Ireland and will aim to engage with communities across Limerick targeting people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged communities”
Senator Maria Byrne said: “News of this new funding will be warmly welcomed by everyone involved in sport here in Limerick
“This announcement will see over €76,200 awarded to projects locally as well as significant funding for national projects such as coaching for young people and coaching for people with disabilities.
“The Local Sports Partnership Network carries out vital work in increasing participation, particularly among those sectors of society which are underrepresented in sport.
“This work is making a substantial contribution to the health and welfare of individuals, communities and the nation,” the Fine Gael Senator said.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said: “Sport is vital for the growth of community and social cohesiveness in disadvantaged areas, and investment in the young people in these areas has long-term benefits both for their own health and for their engagement in society generally.
“The investment being announced today not only means that some of the successful programmes implemented over the last three years can be continued, it also allows for new initiatives and investment in disadvantaged communities.
“The programmes which will be implemented as a result of this funding will contribute significantly to the health and well-being of individuals and communities at a local level around the county.”