The local winners of a scheme to encourage older people to be more active were announced today by Clare T.D and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen T.D.
Over 1,000 groups and clubs around Ireland have been included in the Go for Life Scheme, an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council and announced this week by Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring.
Deputy Breen said: “The Irish Sports Council has received €43.5 million national in funding this year from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport. I am very pleased to see a contribution from this funding going towards the Go for Life grants scheme again this year.
“A record number of 1,009 groups are sharing almost €300,000 in funding for activities of their own choosing. I am delighted to announce that Clare will benefit with over €8,570 in funding for 26 organisations.
“These grants allow people to decide for themselves how to be more active. They make a huge contribution to improving the physical, mental and social well-being of older people throughout the country. I am well aware of the huge potential of sport and physical activity to contribute to the development of a healthier society and of the vital role which sport plays in local communities throughout Ireland.”
Kilmihil ARA Clare 270
Labasheeda ICA Clare 250
Ennistymon Parish Project Community Centre Ltd Clare 260
Kilmurry / Brickane ARA Clare 300
New Market on Fergus (Going Strong Club) ARA Clare 260
Ennis ARA Clare 270
Shannon Bowls Club Clare 300
Doora ICA Clare 260
Ennistymon ICA Clare 250
Clare Sports Partnership Clare 2000
Corofin ICA Clare 250
Bridgetown ICA Clare 250
Clooney-Quin ICA Clare 260
Sixmilebridge ICA Clare 260
Whitegate ARA Clare 260
Gortloman ICA Guild Clare 260
Cooraclare Community ARG Clare 300
Clarecastle Daycare Centre Ltd Clare 250
Kilmurray/McMahon ICA Clare 250
Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Clare Clare 240
Clarecare Clare 270
Carrigoran Day Centre Clare 260
Killaloe/Ballina Community and FRC Clare 260
Ogonnelloe Over 50’s Clare 260
Shannon Family Resource Centre FRC Clare 250
Seanoiri Laichtin Naofa Clare 270