Fifty sports groups to benefit from funding to get older people active in communities

first_imgFIFTY local sports groups will receive a total of €13,000 in funding to help older people get more active in our communities.Groups benefitting in Donegal this year are spread right across the county and include a wide variety of activities and sports.Minister Joe McHugh said: “The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across Donegal by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport.  “I am delighted so many local groups will benefit from this tranche of funding from swim clubs in Milford to activity groups in towns like Dunfanaghy and Castlefinn. Groups receiving funding across the country include activities ranging from tennis to rowing, Tai Chi to salsa dancing and yoga to archery.“The National Grant Scheme funding has supported and empowered thousands of groups of older people for many years 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.“I am delighted we have such a great selection of activities here in Donegal 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. SEE FULL LIST OF ORGANISATIONS BELOWActive Seniors240DonegalArdara ICA230DonegalArdara Sheltered Housing Association CLG240DonegalArthritis Ireland, Donegal Branch240DonegalBallybofey and Stranorlar Women’s Group230DonegalBallyshannon & District ARA230DonegalBundoran ARA240DonegalCarndonagh ARA230DonegalCarndonagh Ladies Club240DonegalCarrick Day Centre For the Elderly  (Mental Health Association)240DonegalCastlefin 50 – 60+ Group240DonegalClonmany Mental Health Association230DonegalClonmany Youth and Community Resource Centre240DonegalClub 50 Ghaoth Dobhair240DonegalCoiste Forbartha Dhobhair Teo240DonegalComhlacht Forbartha An Tearmainn230DonegalCoole Cranford Community Centre240DonegalCranford Womens Group240DonegalCumann Cairdeas Chloich Cheann Fhaola240DonegalDeafHear.ie240DonegalDonegal Sports Partnership945DonegalDunfanaghy Active Age Group240DonegalDungloe ARA240DonegalDunkineely Active Age Group ARA240DonegalFahan ICA230DonegalForesters Active Age Group240DonegalGreencastle Community Dev. Co. Ltd.240DonegalIllies Golden Gloves Boxing Club230DonegalInch Island Indoor Bowling300DonegalIrish Wheelchair Association, Manorcunningham240DonegalKinlough ICA Guild240DonegalKurling Club Raphoe ARA240DonegalLifford ICA240DonegalManorcunningham Women’s Group240DonegalMevagh Family Resource Centre FRC240DonegalMilford Swimming Club240DonegalMná Phort Mhaise230DonegalMoville Men’s Shed240DonegalNazareth House Nursing Home, Donegal230DonegalPettigo and Tullyhommon Women’s Group300DonegalPettigo Day Centre300DonegalRamelton Indoor Bowling Club240DonegalRosbeg and Downstrands Care of the Aged Committee240DonegalRosses CDP240DonegalSliabh Sneacht Community and Heritage Centre300DonegalSouth West Donegal Communities Partnership Ltd300DonegalSpraoi Agus Sport Family Centre Ltd240DonegalSt. Marys Bowling Club300DonegalTaughboyne ICA240DonegalThe Forge Family Resource Centre FRC230DonegalThe Friday Club Lifford ARA240DonegalTir Chonaill U3A Errigal Branch240DonegalFifty sports groups to benefit from funding to get older people active in communities was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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