€19,550 awarded by Fingal County Council under the Youth Sports Grants Scheme
Fingal County Council has awarded €19,550 to 46 sports clubs throughout Fingal under the Youth Sports Grants Scheme.
Councillors approved the funding which will see €425 allocated to each of the successful organisations.
This year’s Funding Scheme focuses on funding the purchase of equipment to enable sports clubs working with young people to return to safely to their sport following Covid-19 restrictions.
The Fingal Sports Office, part of the network of Sports Ireland Local Sports Partnerships, invited sports clubs to apply for a small grant under this scheme. Successful applicants had to meet a number of criteria such as to have sport for young people as its primary focus and have a voluntary management committee with elected officers.
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council AnnMarie Farrelly said: “We are delighted to see this significant funding being granted to sporting organisations across Fingal. Our sports clubs play such a pivotal role in the health and wellbeing of our community. I would like to commend all the volunteers who give their time and energy to their clubs.”
Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council Cllr Daniel Whooley said: “Fingal County Council received many applications for this year’s fund, which shows the interest in the initiative. Sport is an extremely important part of the lives of young people, I am delighted that this is being recognised. Providing this funding ensures that young people in Fingal can continue to enjoy playing sport in their local clubs.”
Having examined all applications, it was decided to award a grant of €425 to the following sports clubs:
Activmultisport, Balbriggan table tennis club, Balrothery Football Club, Balrothery Tennis Club, Balscadden FC, Castleknock Cricket Club, Coolmine Swim Club, Donabate Portrane Tennis Club, Donabate Portrane Special Olympics club, Dublin Sonics Basketball Club, Erin go Bragh GAA Club, Fingal Triathlon Club, Glebe North Football Club, Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Innis Fails Karate Club, Irish Viking Balbriggan Basketball Club, Lambay Sports and Athletics Club, Lir Swim
Club, M & F United, Malahide Cricket Club, Malahide Golf Club, Malahide Lawn Tennis Club, Malahide United FC, Malahide Yacht Club, Man O'War GFC, Naomh Barróg CLG, North County Cricket Club, PSLC Badminton Junior Club, River Valley Rangers, Skerries Athletics Club, Skerries Junior Badminton Club, Skerries Lawn Tennis Club, Skerries Sailing Club, St Colmcilles GFC, St Ita’s AFC, St.Vincent’s Water Polo Club, Starlights GFC, Sutton Lawn Tennis Club Suttonians Hockey Club, Swords Manor FC, Trackside Lawn Tennis Club