A total of 31 groups in Leitrim are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people (aged over 50). The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding almost €8,000 to groups around Leitrim.
These grants are aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people across the country by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport.
Grant recipients include Active Retirement Groups, ICA guilds, Local Sports Partnerships, Sports Clubs, Family Resources Centres and many others who provide older people with opportunities to get active.
The successful Leitrim groups are:
Leitrim Sports Partnership
Ballinamore Active Age ARA
Carrigallen and Drumeela ARA
Glencar Feel Good Club aka active age club
Kiltoghert Women's Group
Dowra Active Age Group ARA
Fenagh Active Age ARA
Thursday Club Rossinver ARA
Kiltyclogher Feel Good Club aka active age club
Glenfarne Active Age group ARA
Aughavas/Cloone Active Age
Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin GAA
Carrick-on-Shannon Active Age
Golden Age Group Annaduff / Drumsna
Leitrim Village Active Age
Breffni Community Development Co Ltd (FRC)
Gortletteragh Autumn Club ARA
99 Club Active Age Group ARA
Ballinamore Women's Group
Mohill Active Age
Dromahair Wednesday Club ARA
Irish Wheelchair Association Carrick-on-Shannon
Drumreilly Active Age Group.
Roscommon groups will receive a total of €6,700.
Among the successful Roscommon groups are:
Strokestown Co-op Community Centre Ltd.
Women's Group Strokestown
Elphin Day Care Centre (Elphin Social Services)
Family Life Centre (Family Resource Centre).