Sport Ireland yesterday announced a significant investment package of €4.86million of Dormant Accounts Funding in Local Sports Partnerships and Active Disability Ireland approved by the Government.
The Dormant Accounts Fund enables unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland to be utilised to support the development of individuals who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, or those affected by a disability.
This funding will be allocated to a wide range of sport and physical activity measures throughout Ireland. The areas of focus include Youth Leadership, Volunteer Supports, Disability Training, Girls Get Active, Urban Outdoor Adventure Hubs, Active Cities, Community Sports, and Physical Activity Hubs.
Declan Boyle, the Sports Coordinator of Leitrim Sports Partnership, expressed his warm appreciation for the continued support of the Leitrim Sports Partnership's work. He remarked, "This funding represents a significant boost that will bolster and promote the growth of sports, participation and community involvement at the grassroots level. Notably, these funds will be instrumental in advancing the initiatives at the Drumshanbo Sports Hub (€32,500), Lough Rinn Sports Hub (€20,000), and the recently funded Leitrim Disability Sports Hub (€70,000). Additionally, we've secured €14,500 for our Her Moves program, a crucial component of our Women in Sport initiative, and €51,320.00 for the Keeldra Lake Urban Outdoor Adventure initiative. Leitrim Sports Partnership eagerly anticipates collaborating with our programme partners to effectively implement these projects throughout the county."
Sport Ireland will work in conjunction with Leitrim Sports Partnerships and Active Disability Ireland to deliver these initiatives which will contribute towards the objectives of the National Physical Activity Plan.
Full details on funding are available in the attached brochure (below)
For further information about Leitrim Sports Partnership go to www.leitrimsportspartnership.ie or phone 071 9650498