02 Oct 2022

Go for Life grants to Leitrim and Roscommon groups

Funding physical activity for older people

Go for Life grants to Leitrim and Roscommon groups

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

Mohill ICA

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

Drumshanbo ICA

Annaduff ICA

Aughavas/Cloone Active Age

Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin GAA

Cloone ICA

Aughavas ICA

Carrick-on-Shannon Active Age

Aughnasheelin ARA

Glenfarne ICA

Golden Age Group Annaduff / Drumsna

Leitrim Village Active Age

Breffni Community Development Co Ltd (FRC)

Gortletteragh Autumn Club ARA

Carrick-on-Shannon ICA

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:

Boyle ICA

Strokestown Co-op Community Centre Ltd.

Women's Group Strokestown

Drumboylan ICA

Boyle ARA

Rooskey ARA

Elphin Day Care Centre (Elphin Social Services)

Family Life Centre (Family Resource Centre).

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