The recipients of 'Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Grants Scheme 2016'
has been announced.
€8,640 has been allocated to 29 Clubs and groups in County Sligo. Each grant is usually between €100 and €700.
The funding was welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Ballymote-Tubbercurry-West Sligo District, Cllr Dara Mulvey.A breakdown of Sligo recipients is as follows:
Lakeview ICA Sligo
Arthritis Ireland Sligo Sligo
Ransboro ARA Sligo
The Avalon Bowls Club Sligo
Womens Group Coolaney Sligo
Skreen Dromard Community Centre Sligo
Gurteen Ladies Social and Wellbeing Group Sligo
Riverstown ICA Sligo
Sligo HSE, North West Retired Persons Group Sligo
Collooney & Ballinacarrow ARA Sligo
Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership Sligo
aka Nazareth Social Club Sligo
Sligo Lend a Hand Sligo
Cliffoney ARA (Young at Heart Club) Sligo
Gurteen Active Age Group Sligo
Coolaney ICA Sligo
Sligo Men'sShed Assoc Sligo
Sligo Town ICA Sligo
Alzheimer Day Care Centre, Sligo Sligo
Star of the Sea Strandhill ARA Sligo
Carrigans Day Care Group Sligo
Calry ARA Sligo
Tubbercurry ARA Sligo
Irish Wheelchair Association, Sligo Sligo
Thursday Ladies Group Sligo
Ballymote ARA Sligo
Dunally ICA Sligo
Collooney Day Centre Sligo
Abbeyquarter Men's Group Sligo
The Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life
programme and Sport Ireland. Grants are available to all eligible local clubs, groups and organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities. A total of approx €300,000 was available in grants in 2016.
The National Grant Scheme aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people.
In particular, the scheme is aimed at supporting the work of Go for Life including the network of PALs (Physical Activity Leaders) and the development of Go for Life Games and other initiatives such as;
To assist local clubs/organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity;
To assist local clubs/organisations to start new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity.Council
Meanwhile at this week's meeting of Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach Mulvey called upon the council to make safe a section of road (L4703) at Allen's crossroad near the old handball alley at Cauraun travelling from Tubbercurry towards Cloonacool.
The road has seen numerous accidents due to it's slippery surface.
The location location is used as a stop for school buses and is popular with walkers.
(Left) The dangerous section of the Cauraun to Tubbercurry road.