Sports & Recreation

€124,500 boost for dlr Sport and Physical Activity Measures

Monday, September 28, 2020
dlr County
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Sport and physical activity in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown has received a welcome boost, with €124,500 being allocated to the Local Sports Partnership through the 2020 Dormant Accounts Fund. The allocation is part of a total investment package of €7.3m in Dormant Accounts Funding announced by Sport Ireland for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures countrywide.

Sport Ireland’s investment aims to engage with communities across the country, focusing on people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged communities.

The allocation to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is €20,000 for the Ballyogan Sports and Physical Activity Hub, €70,000 for an Active Dublin project, €15,000 for Sports Inclusion Disability Programme Capital, €15,000 for an Urban Outdoor Adventure Initiative and €4,500 for Youth Leadership training.

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, commented:

The increase in Dormant Accounts Funding will enable Sport Ireland, supported by National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of communities throughout Ireland. Key to the work of Sport Ireland is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to partake in sport and physical activity, no matter what their circumstances.”

As with previous funding announced, the investment is closely aligned with the National Sports Policy and National Physical Activity Plan.  A particular emphasis is placed on implementing programmes to promote physical activity, making sport and physical activity accessible to people with a disability and the development of programmes to address transitions and drop out from physical activity.

For Further Information:

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership