New funding for Fingal sports
FINGAL will benefit from €157,430 in funding for Local Sports Partnerships this year.
The Government investment will support the core work of the LSP Network here in Fingal, including the delivery of National Programmes, Education and Training initiatives, Strategic Development, Community Sports Development Officers, the Sports Inclusion Disability programme, and general participation programmes.
Some €2,550 will be specifically allocated to the local Women in Sport programme. This will fund sport and physical activity programmes for female target groups including women with a disability, women in disadvantaged communities, older women and teenage girls.
Welcoming the news, Senator James Reilly said: ‘ The vital work of the Local Sports Partnership Network in increasing participation, particularly among those sectors of society that are under-represented in sport, makes a substantial contribution to the health and welfare of individuals and communities here in Fingal.’
He added: ‘ The key aims of the LSPs are to increase levels of participation in sport especially amongst specific target groups such as older people, girls and women, people with disabilities, unemployed people, and those who live in identified disadvantaged communities.’
Deputy Alan Farrell TD said: ‘ The significant Government investment announced by my Fine Gael colleague, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, will allow the Partnerships to continue to provide many sporting opportunities for people in local communities right across our county.