A total of 61 groups in Tipperary are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people.
The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding over €16,090 to groups around Tipperary, and nationwide grants totalling almost €300,000.
The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the country by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport.
Announcing the successful grantees at the Ballybough Community Centre, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, said: “Over the last seventeen years the National Grant Scheme funding has supported and empowered thousands of groups of older people to get more active more often and the record number of applications this year shows the continued importance of the scheme for groups throughout the country.”
The successful Tipperary groups are: Aherlow ICA, Alzheimer Society of Ireland Watermans Lodge Respite & Daycare Centre, Annacarty Donohill ARA, Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Ballingarry ICA, Ballingeary ICA, Ballyporeen ICA, Borrisokane Day Care Centre, Cahir ARA, Cahir Day Care Centre, Callan ICA, Cappawhite Day Care Centre, Carrick Riverstown Kileen ARA, Carrick-on-Suir ICA, Cashel Day Care Centre, Clogheen Community Council, Clogheen ICA, Clonakenny ICA, Cloneen ICA, Clonmel ICA, Cloughjordan ICA, Co Tipperary Lawn Tennis Club, Day Care Centre, Duhill Community Council, Faugheen ICA, Fethard and District Day Centre, Fethard ICA, Galbally ARA, Golden Years Day Care Centre, Golden/Kilfeacle ICA, Irish Wheelchair Association, Roscrea, Killenaule ARA, Killenaule Senior Citizens Club, Kilsheelan and Kilcash ARA, Knock ICA, Knockgraffan ICA, Monaleen/Milford ARA, Mount Bruis Women's Group, Moycarkey ICA, Nenagh ARA, Nenagh Guild ICA, North Tipperary Farm Family, Powerstown/Lisronagh ICA, Rathkeevan ICA, Respond ( Clonmel), Roscrea ARA, Sean Kelly Swimming and Sports Centre, Spafield Family Resource Centre, Spafield Family Resource Centre - Men's Shed, St. Vincent’s Day Care Centre, Templederry ICA, Templemore ARA, Templemore ICA, Thurles ARA, Thurles ICA, Tipperary ARA, Tipperary C.O.P.D Support, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Tipperary Town ICA, Toomevara ICA, Vee Valley Care Centre