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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twenty four Waterford groups receive Go For Life Grants

The Go for Life Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity's Go for Life programme and the Irish Sports Council. The scheme is aimed at encouraging older people to get involved in sport and physical activity and is used by groups to buy equipment, run sports events or to try new activities. Now in its fourteenth year, it has so far awarded over 4.5 million in almost 10,000 grants during its lifetime.
In 2014, a total of 1,023 groups of older people across Ireland are celebrating the awarding of grants to support physical activity and sport. The scheme is awarding almost €300,000 in total with individual grants ranging from €250 to €1,500.

Speaking at the launch, John Treacy, Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council said:
"The Irish Sports Council has made increasing participation in sport and physical activity a key strategic priority. For over fourteen years, the Council has been committed to the Go for Life Programme which aims to increase participation among older people in recreational sport activities. A record number of groups will be supported by today’s announcement and I want to acknowledge the groups, clubs and our own national network of Local Sports Partnerships who provide opportunities to increase participation among older people in sport and physical activity”.

Waterford Sports Partnership would like to congratulate the twenty-four organisations and groups from Waterford that were successful in receiving funding through the scheme. In total, €7,730 was allocated to Active Retirement Groups, ICA guilds, Day Centres, Sports Clubs, Organisations and Family Resources Centres that are committed to providing a wide range of physical activity opportunities for older people in Waterford in 2014.

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