Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, has announced €45,000 worth of funding for sport and physical activity projects in Tipperary through the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The investment is part of €2.9 million which is being allocated to National Physical Activity Plan measures for disadvantaged communities which will be administered by Sport Ireland.
Funding for Tipperary Sports Partnership includes €35,000 for the further development of the existing Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub in Croom, and €10,000 for the Youth Leadership Programme.
Speaking at the announcement in Killarney, Minister Griffin said: “The funding of €2.9m being announced will support the delivery of sport and physical activity initiatives across the country under the National Physical Activity Plan.
The comprehensive programme of initiative support through this funding allocation will give people with disabilities and those from socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity.
“This range of initiatives is as a result of close cooperation between my department, Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnership Network and the National Governing Bodies for Sport.”
Tipperary Sports Partnership will continue the development of the Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub in Clonmel.
Part of the development of the Outdoor Community Sports Hub included the improvement and development of infrastructure on the River Suir to provide the opportunity for people to participate in water activities namely Canoeing & Kayaking. Canoeing Ireland designed the Slalom Course for the Community Sports Hub which has been completed and used for a wide range of recreational programmes.