Limerick Sports Partnership funding aimed at disadvantaged areas

Limerick Sports Partnership Coordinator Phelim Macken

LIMERICK Sports Partnership has secured €280,000 for activities aimed at disadvantaged communities, people with a disability, women, girls and people who are educationally disadvantaged.

Projects that will be supported by the funding include Community Sports Physical Activity Hubs in Garryowen and Moyross as well as  youth leadership activities and the Active Cities Physical Activity project.

The Sports Inclusion Capital Investment Initiative will also benefit as will training and education supports for club and community volunteers.

The ‘Get Girls Active’ initiative, which is a new scheme being run by the Limerick Sports Partnership, will also be supported by the funding which was allocated from the Government Dormant Accounts Fund.

Limerick Sports Partnership coordinator Phelim Macken said that the ongoing funding stream from the Dormant Accounts Fund was central to the partnership’s work in the community.

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“The Sports Hubs are a great investment where multi-annual funding is secured to facilitate planning, progression and sustainability,” he explained.

“Active Cities is a growing concept where we explore our role around, active systems, active environments, active societies and active people.

“Youth Leaders and Peer mentors are a great asset in promoting sport and physical activity in the community and these initiatives will help ‘Get Girls Active’.”

“The sports inclusion disability fund will help purchase capital equipment to ensure all ability levels have the opportunity to be active,” Mr Macken added.

The €280,000 allocation to the Limerick Sports Partnership is part of a €6.1 million round of funding for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures across Ireland through the Local Sports Partnership Network, Cara, and Sport Ireland.