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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sports Club Participation Grant

Waterford Sports Partnership identified the need to assist already established clubs in increasing their membership and providing physical activity opportunities in the three key target areas of youth, over 35s and disability. The Sports Club Participation Grant was advertised recently with a maximum club allocation of €400 from a total fund of €2000.
Whilst this is still a relatively small grant scheme, Waterford Sports Partnership is confident this
can build on the successful 2011 grant where eight successful clubs ran programmes to entice 928 individuals to their clubs which included 243 new members. In 2012, there were some excellent applications amongst the twenty six applicants and Waterford Sports Partnership awarded grant monies to the eight successful clubs listed below.

Down Syndrome Ireland (Disability)
Waterford Branch To enable one to one swimming classes for their members throughout the year
Ardmore Ladies Football ( Over 35's)
Assist the set up on a new Gaelic4Mothers club
Dungarvan Rugby Club (Youth)
6 week tag rugby festival in 12 schools for six weeks - 300 participants
Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club (Youth)
Purchase additional golf clubs so that visiting schools can avail of them for current programmes run by the club in five schools.
Ardmore A.F.C (Youth)
Purchase equipment in order to set up an academy for U-6 to U-9 age groups
Waterford Muay Thai Gym (Youth)
Purchase equipment for their students aged 6 to 13 to enable them to learn a wider range of Muay Thai techniques
Ferrybank Camogie Club (Youth)
Purchase equipment to enable the club to hold a summer camp for 5-15 year old girls from Ferrybank
& surrounding area
Johnville F.C (Youth)
Purchase sports equipment to accommodate  a new youth team in the club

Ciara Griffin from Ardmore Ladies Football club said about the allocation of funds to the club;
"The Ardmore/Grange Gaelic for Mothers & Others Club was delighted to be a recipient of a Club Grant from Waterford Sports Partnership. The grant was very important to us, as it assisted us to purchase equipment that we couldn't otherwise afford. Being able to purchase our own footballs, training bibs and jerseys has allowed us to function independently, and means that we are no longer dependent on other local GAA teams to loan us their equipment when not in use. We were able to purchase top quality training balls and bibs which has made training more enjoyable and worthwhile and will increase our participation levels. We are very grateful to Waterford Sports Partnership for this funding for our club, which gives local mothers (and other ladies) the chance to participate in sporting activities.’

Please note that that WSP’s coaching and development fund grants are still open to all clubs,
for further information please visit the funding section of our website
or phone the office on 058 21191 or 051 849855.

Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  Tel: 058 21190
Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.  Tel: 051 849855
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