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Muirhevnamor Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub to receive €30,000 funding

Muirhevnamor Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub to receive €30,000 funding

The Muirhevnamor Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub is set to benefit from €30,000 in funding under the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The money will benefit a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the hub and news of the funding has been welcomed by local Fine Gael Councillor John McGahon.

John McGahon

He said: “The Muirhevnamor Community Sports & Physical Activity HUB was established in June 2017. Louth Local Sports partnership secured funding for the HUB following a competitive bids process through Sport Ireland which was accessed through the dormant accounts fund.

“The HUB’s Vision is to create a sustainable environment for every member of the Muirhevnamor community regardless of age, ability or background to get involved and more importantly Stay involved in physical activity or sport. The HUB aims to provide opportunities for already existing clubs and groups to develop and become more sustainable through better structures and governance. It also aims to identify and support the community to set up new clubs and groups if a need is identified in the community.”

Cllr. McGahon added: “News of this funding will be warmly welcomed by everyone involved in sport here in Dundalk. The Local Sports Partnership Network carries out vital work in increasing participation, particularly among those sectors of society which are underrepresented in sport.

“This work is making a substantial contribution to the health and welfare of individuals, communities and the nation,” the Fine Gael Councillor said.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said: “Sport is vital for the growth of community and social cohesiveness in disadvantaged areas, and investment in the young people in these areas has long-term benefits both for their own health and for their engagement in society generally.

“The investment being announced today not only means that some of the successful programmes implemented over the last three years can be continued, it also allows for new initiatives and investment in disadvantaged communities.

“The programmes which will be implemented as a result of this funding will contribute significantly to the health and well-being of individuals and communities at a local level around the county.”

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