DEERING announces local winners of Go For Life scheme for older people

28th November, 2013

The local winners of a scheme to encourage older people to be more active were announced today by Carlow TD, Pat Deering.

Over 1,000 groups and clubs around Ireland have been included in the Go for Life Scheme, an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council and announced this week by Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring.

Deputy Deering said: “The Irish Sports Council has received €43.5 million national in funding this year from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport. I am very pleased to see a contribution from this funding going towards the Go for Life grants scheme again this year.

“A record number of 1,009 groups are sharing almost €300,000 in funding for activities of their own choosing. I am delighted to announce that Carlow will benefit with 18 local groups  benefitting to the tune of €5,000.

“These grants allow people to decide for themselves how to be more active. They make a huge contribution to improving the physical, mental and social well-being of older people throughout the country. I am well aware of the huge potential of sport and physical activity to contribute to the development of a healthier society and of the vital role which sport plays in local communities throughout Ireland.”

ORG::Organisation

ORG::County

AmountGranted

Ballyconnell ICA

Carlow

250

Graiguecullen & District ARA

Carlow

250

Tullow ARA

Carlow

260

Leighlinbridge ARA

Carlow

270

Carlow Day Care Centre

Carlow

270

Carlow Town and District ARA

Carlow

270

Garryhill ICA

Carlow

260

Ballyloughan ICA

Carlow

260

RehabCare, Carlow

Carlow

260

Ballon ARA

Carlow

260

St. Fiacc’s House Day Care Centre

Carlow

260

Glendale Nursing Home

Carlow

270

Irish Wheelchair Association, Carlow

Carlow

260

Carlow Short Mat Bowls Club

Carlow

400

Bennekerry & District ARA Group

Carlow

400

Bennekerry ICA

Carlow

250

Leighlinbridge ICA

Carlow

270

Askea ICA

Carlow

250