Limerick Sports Partnership funding to help post-pandemic recovery

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Limerick Sports Partnership Coordinator Phelim Macken

LIMERICK Sports Partnership is to receive an additional €204,665 as part of government plans to help sport recover and grow in the aftermath of the Covid-19 restrictions.

€78.9 million has been allocated to National Governing Bodies and the Sports Partnership Network to support grassroots network of clubs and local sports partnerships, and ensure people of all ages and abilities return to sport and physical activity.

The funding will also go towards the provision of sports equipment including the roll out of defibrillators for clubs, kits for school children and state of the art equipment for our high-performance athletes.

Limerick Sports Partnership Coordinator Phelim Macken said the fund will enable them to support community-based groups and organisations in delivering sport and physical activity opportunities in local communities.

“Covid and the various lockdowns has greatly impacted organisations’ capacity to generate funding, which is used to keep facilities operational. Under our allocation, we will be hosting a small grant scheme shortly, to support community organisations, groups and minority sports, who do not have full-time staff in their National Governing Bodies,” he explained.

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“All Limerick sports clubs affiliated to National Governing Bodies such as the GAA, FAI, Athletics, Basketball, etc., must apply to their relevant national body for funding. The scheme also provided supports for targeted interventions for groups impacted during Covid restrictions. These included the older adult community, the migrant community and those in our community with a disability.”