The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved an application for €145,000 for the Limerick Local Sports Partnership.
Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne explained that the money will come from the Government’s Dormant Accounts Fund which is administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
“The €145,000 funding from Dormant Accounts is being disbursed to the Limerick Local Sports Partnership (LSP) who intend on using it for the Garryowen area in Limerick city.
“This funding will be used for a programme, to be known locally as ‘Get Garryowen Active’. The programme aims to develop both indoor and outdoor recreational areas to provide a wide range of physical activity and educational opportunities to children, youths, older adults and families. It will also seek to advance the social and personal development of local residents.
“Limerick LSP is securing additional co-founding of €20,000 from Limerick City and County Council and €120,000 from Limerick and Clare Educational Training Boards,” she added.
“Under this project, Sport Ireland propose to work with Limerick LSP, Limerick County Council and other relevant agencies to pilot a town based intervention in a disadvantaged community. Community safety and anti-social behaviour are key issues that impact on the quality of life of residents within the communities. This is an innovative participation programme intervention in an area designated as disadvantaged.
“This programme will focus on building on the investment to date in Limerick through the support of Dormant Accounts Funding including the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub and Community Coaching programmes, Rowing Ireland and Beat the Street”, Senator Byrne concluded.
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