Funding to help Kilkenny sports clubs recover
Just over €43,000 has been allocated to help sports organisations in Kilkenny to recover and grow after the pandemic.
Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership was awarded €43,000 under the Department of Sport’s Local Sports Partnership (LSP) Small Grant Scheme.
The local funding is part of an €80 million national package of grants designed to help sports recover and grow, support grassroots networks of clubs and local sports partnerships, and ensure people of all ages and abilities return to sport and physical activity.
It includes grants for National Governing Bodies to further advance participation opportunities and funding to local sports partnerships for the provision of sports equipment including the roll out of defibrillators for clubs, kits for school children and state of the art equipment for high-performance athletes.
Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan welcomed the funding. The local Fine Gael TD (pictured below) said: “This funding recognises the immense contribution that sport and physical activity has made to Ireland’s response to the pandemic and will help to provide stability and certainty to the sports sector as it emerges from the pandemic and plans for 2022.
“The last two years have been two of the most challenging for all sports organisations and the announcement of this funding will come as a relief for the sector. This additional funding, coupled with the increase in the budget for sport in 2022, will ensure the long-term viability of our sports organisations, high performance sport and will make sure sport remains accessible to all.”