Age & Opportunity has allocated grants for 41 Tipperary groups to promote physical activity in older people.
The groups will share €19,535 to fund physical activity for older people Nationwide 995 groups will receive grants totalling €514,120.
The National Grant Scheme provides a valuable resource in getting older people more active.
The funding is targeted at older people, irrespective of background, culture, identity, setting or location and includes active retirement groups, nursing homes, day care centres, Irish Countrywomen’s Associations, sports clubs and Local Sports Partnerships.
Walking, weight lifting, night kayaking, dancing, rowing, yoga, orienteering, swimming, cycling, kurling and bowling are just some of the activities the grant will fund.
The successful Tipperary groups are:
Aherlow ICA, Killaloe Ballina Tennis Club (KBTC), Mount Bruis Women’s Group, North Tipperary Development Company, Golden/Kilfeacle ICA, Knock GAA, Moycarkey ICA, Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Carrick-on-Suir ICA, Borrisoleigh Active Social Club, Cahir ARA, Killenaule Senior Citizens, Co Tipperary Lawn Tennis Club, Ballyporeen ICA, Powerstown/Lisronagh ICA, Fethard Regional Community Sport and Recreational Campus Co. Ltd, Cloughjordan ICA, Ballingeary ICA, SKS Management, Bansha ICA, Rathkeevan ICA, Borrisokane Athletic Club, Borrisokane Day Care Centre, Tipperary C.O.P.D Support, Templemore ICA, Puckane & District Tennis Club, Cashel and District ARA, Moycarkey Borris Men’s Shed, Thurles ICA, Ardeen Nursing Home, South Tipperary Tigers Special Olympics Club, Templemore ARA, Cahir Day Care Centre, Ardlinnan Community Council, Nenagh ARA, Kilsheelan and Kilcash ARA, Golden Years Day Care Centre, Irish Wheelchair Association, Roscrea, Annacarty Donohill ARA, Silver Arch Family Resouce Centre, Tipperary Sports Partnership.