53 Mayo groups will receive a total of €15,090 to fund physical activity for older people
1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme.
The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme this week celebrated a momentous allocation of funding for sporting activities in older age-groups.
The grants scheme, a combined initiative from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland, will distribute almost €15,090 across 53 groups in Mayo. Nationwide over 1,000 groups will receive grants totalling almost €300,000.
Today’s allocation brings the total grants allocated over the last 18 years to over 14,000 and the total fund allocated to date is €5.7 million.
Of the successful funding allocations, 205 grants were awarded to Active Retirement Associations, 268 grants were awarded to Irish Countrywomen’s Associations and 23 applications were made by Local Sports Partnerships.
The successful Mayo groups are:
Castlebar Social Services, Ballindine/Irishtown ARA, Foxford ARA, Hi-noon club (Tithe Cois Tra), Ballina ARA, Lacken Carer's Support Group, Lacken Community Care, Ballyhaunis Social Housing, Ballinrobe Womens Group, Westport ARA, St. Colman’s Care Centre, Curam Family Centre, Thursday Club Kilmovee Active Age Group, Meelick ICA, Ballina ICA, Mulranny ARA, Castlebar ICA, Arthritis Ireland Mayo Branch, Charlestown Widows Group, Balla ARA, Erris Women's Group, Mulranny ICA, Cairdeas Family Resource Centre, Kilmaine ARA, Charlestown ARA, Shrule Active Over 55s, Cara Iorrais, Moy ICA, Behy ICA, Westport ICA, Ballintubber Over 55's Club, Mayo Sports Partnership, Ballyhaunis ARA, Clogher ARA, Moy Valley Over 55's Club, Comharchumann Forbartha Cill tSeadhna Teo, Ballyheane "55" Club ARA, Fr Peyton Memorial Centre (Day Care), Ballina Carer’s Group, Westport Ladies Social Group, Clar IRD, Swinford Cruisers, Irish Wheelchair Association Castlebar, Young at Heart Parke Castlebar ARA, Knockmore/Rathduff Women's Group, Bonniconlon ICA, Friends of TACU (FRC), Islandeady Cycling Group, Lecanvey Community Centre, Castlebar Men's Shed, Swinford Go Getters, Westport Careers Group, Kilkelly ICA.