Tipperary groups to receive €16,090 to fund physical activity for older people

Go for Life Grant Scheme is awarding €300,000 worth of grants across Ireland.




Groups in Tipperary are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people. The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age and Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding over €16,090 to groups around Tipperary, and nationwide grants totalling almost €300,000.

The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the country by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport.  Groups benefiting this year include Men’s Sheds, ICA guilds, Active Retirement groups, Local Sports Partnerships, sports clubs, family resources centres and many others who provide older people with opportunities to get active.  

Chief executive of Sport Ireland John Treacy and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD at the announcement in Dublin. 

The successful Tipperary groups include Aherlow ICA, Alzheimer Society of Ireland Waterman’s Lodge Respite and Daycare Centre, Annacarty Donohill ARA, Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Ballingarry ICA, Ballingeary ICA, Ballyporeen ICA, Borrisokane Day Care Centre, Cahir ARA, Cahir Day Care Centre, Cappawhite Day Care Centre, Carrick-on-Suir ICA, Cashel Day Care Centre, Clogheen Community Council, Clogheen ICA, Clonakenny ICA, Cloneen ICA, Clonmel ICA, Cloughjordan ICA, County Tipperary Lawn Tennis Club, Duhill Community Council, Faugheen ICA, Fethard and District Day Centre, Fethard ICA, Galbally ARA, Golden Years Day Care Centre, Golden/Kilfeacle ICA, Irish Wheelchair Association, Roscrea, Killenaule ARA, Killenaule Senior Citizens Club, Kilsheelan and Kilcash ARA, Knock ICA, Knockgraffan ICA, Moycarkey ICA, Nenagh ARA, Nenagh Guild ICA, North Tipperary Farm Family, Powerstown/Lisronagh ICA, Rathkeevan ICA, Respond (Clonmel), Roscrea ARA, Sean Kelly Swimming and Sports Centre, Spafield Family Resource Centre, St. Vincent’s Day Care Centre, Templederry ICA, Templemore ARA, Templemore ICA, Thurles ARA, Thurles ICA, Tipperary ARA, Tipperary C.O.P.D Support, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Tipperary Town ICA, Toomevara ICA, and Vee Valley Care Centre.

Announcing the successful grantees at the Ballybough Community Centre, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, said:

“Over the last seventeen years the National Grant Scheme funding has supported and empowered thousands of groups of older people to get more active more often and the record number of applications this year shows the continued importance of the scheme for groups throughout the country. Programmes like Go for Life, funded by Sport Ireland, will help us reach the targets set out in the National Physical Activity Plan and approximately 30,000 people nationwide will take part in the activities funded by the grants. The success of this scheme shows what can be achieved with a small investment and the importance of funding sport and physical activity, at any age.”

Angela Carroll and Pat O’Flynn celebrating the sports grants of €300,000 to get more older people more active more often.