Over €11K in sports grants for Cavan groups promoting sports for older people

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 4:22pm

Over €11K in sports grants for Cavan groups promoting sports for older people

Senator Joe O Reilly.

Some 43 local sports groups will receive funding totalling €11,090 to help older people get more active in our communities.

The funding has been confirmed by Cavan Fine Gael Senator Joe O’Reilly.

The amounts vary from €230 to €1,100 with most groups benefitting to the tune of €240 each.

Groups benefitting in Cavan include :

 

Group

Amount in euro

Location

Active Virginians ARA

240

Cavan

Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Cavan Day Care

240

Cavan

Arva Active Age Group

240

Cavan

Bailieborough Women's Group

230

Cavan

Ballinagh Women's Group

240

Cavan

Ballyconnell Over 50's ARA

240

Cavan

Ballyjamesduff Senior Social Club

230

Cavan

Blacklion and Belco ARA

240

Cavan

Bruskey ICA

240

Cavan

Bunnoe Senior Social Club

240

Cavan

Butlersbridge ICA

240

Cavan

Castle Manor Walking Group

240

Cavan

Castlerahan ICA

230

Cavan

Cavan and Monaghan Stroke Supprt Groups

230

Cavan

Cavan Archers

240

Cavan

Cavan ICA

230

Cavan

Cavan Local Sports Partnership

1100

Cavan

Cavan Social Services

240

Cavan

Cluid Housing Association

230

Cavan

Corlough ICA

240

Cavan

Cross ICA

240

Cavan

Crosserlough ICA

240

Cavan

Drung ICA

240

Cavan

Irish Wheelchair Association, Cavan

240

Cavan

Kildallan ICA

240

Cavan

Kill ICA (Cavan)

230

Cavan

Killeshandra Day Care Services

240

Cavan

Killeshandra ICA

240

Cavan

Kilnaleck Bowls Club

240

Cavan

Kingscourt ARA

240

Cavan

Knockbride West ICA

240

Cavan

Laragh Mens Group
Advanced Peoples Club

230

Cavan

Laragh Senior Social Club

240

Cavan

Laragh Set Dancing

240

Cavan

Maghera ICA

240

Cavan

Mountnugent ICA

240

Cavan

Sheelin ICA

240

Cavan

Sheelin Nursing Home

240

Cavan

Shercock ICA

240

Cavan

Stradone Dance Group

240

Cavan

Templeport Social Services

240

Cavan

Tullacmongan Golden Oldies ARA
Cavan ARA

240

Cavan

Virginia Show Centre Ltd.

230

Cavan

 

The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the county by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport.

Welcoming the allocations, Senator O'Reilly said: “I am delighted so many local groups will benefit from this tranche of funding. Over the last seventeen years the National Grant Scheme funding has supported and empowered thousands of groups of older people to get more active more often and the record number of applications this year shows the continued importance of the scheme for groups throughout the country.

Programmes like Go for Life, funded by Sport Ireland, will help us reach the targets set out in the National Physical Activity Plan and approximately 30,000 people nationwide will take part in the activities funded by the grants.

Groups receiving funding across the country include activities ranging from tennis to rowing, Tai Chi to salsa dancing and yoga to archery.

I am delighted we have such a great selection of activities here in Cavan which incorporate excellent social opportunities with getting active. The success of this scheme shows what can be achieved with a small investment and the importance of funding sport and physical activity, at any age.”

The Grant Scheme is part of Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme, funded by Sport Ireland and delivered nationally with the support of Local Sports Partnerships and the HSE.

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