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70 Laois clubs have received funding to help them come out of Covid-19 lockdown

Laois Sports Partnership announce funding boost for Laois clubs

Over €40,000 is to be distributed to almost 70 clubs in Laois to help them return to sport and physical activities post Covid-19 lockdown, it has been announced by Laois Sports Partnership.

Caroline Myers, Head of Laois Sports Partnership said: “We are delighted to announce over €40,000 in grants has been awarded to 68 clubs and organisations in Laois to support their return to sport and physical activity and provide opportunities for all to grow participation”. 

Funding was awarded under 3 strands:

1. The Community Support Fund to support local clubs and community groups with the aim to impact participation in the COVID-19 public health era and support the goals set out in the National Sports Policy and National Physical Activity Plan.

2. Women In Sport funding to raise overall physical activity levels among women and to support women's roles within sports organisations.

3. LSP Club Development Fund – Small Grant Scheme aims to encourage the set up of new clubs and assist existing clubs to increase participation. 

“Whilst restrictions have been difficult for us all over the past year, we look forward to seeing the impact of this funding for the clubs and organisations throughout the year and we encourage the people of Laois to engage in the many opportunities available across the County and reap the many benefits of being active,” Ms Myers said.

Under the Covid 19 Community Support Grants, 37 groups/organisations were funded from a total amount of €25,000.

Under the LSP Sport & Physical Activity Grant Scheme 2021, 14 groups/organisations were funded, from a total of €6,950.

Through the LSP Women In Sport Grant Scheme 2021, to date, 17 clubs/groups have been  funded, the total for which is €8,300.

The full list of grants awarded are as follows.
Laois LSP Community Support Grant

"Pedal Vintage" Durrow Community Bike Hire Scheme €650

3rd Laois Durrow scouts €800

Abbeyleix AFC €800

Ballypickas GAA €650

Banríon Gaels Camogie Club €800

Castletown Community Centre €650

Clough Ballacolla Camogie 650

Colt GAA Club €800

Combat Kickboxing Laois €800

Community Hall Vicarstown €800

CRG camogie €400

Cuisle Cancer Support Centre €650

Durrow & District Pipe Band €800

Errill Gaa club €650

Happy Hearts Club Baton Twirlers €650

Killenard Active Retirement €650

Krav Maga Portlaoise & Midlands €800

Laois Cricket Club €650

Laois Marlins Swimming Club €650

Laois Traveller Action Group €650

Mounted Games Association €360

Mountrath Gym C/O BloomHQ €650

Mountrath scout group €800

Portarlington Community Centre €384

Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club €650

Portlaoise Active Retirement Assoc. €650

Portlaoise community and family resource centre €650

Portlaoise Ladies Gaelic Football Club €650

Rathdowney Guiding €800

Rathdowney Pantomime Group €650

Rosenallis GAA Club €800

Sarsfields Mountmellick LFC €800

Shanahoe Ladies Gaelic Football Club €600

St Fiaccs FC 650

St. Abban's A.C. €650

Trilogy €650

Trumera Community Hall €656


Sport and physical activity grant

Portlaoise Rugby Club €500
Portlaoise  G40 (Mothers and Others) €500
St. Brigid's Camogie Club €500
Mountrath Scout Group €500
Abbeyleix AFC €500

St Lazarians Abbeyleix Camogie Club €500
Castletown Community Centre €500
St. Fiacc's Swimming Club €500
The Rock GAA Club €500
Sarsfields Ladies Football Club €500

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club €500
St. Abban's AC  €450
Timahoe Ladies Football Club €500
Abbeyleix Tennis Club €500


Laois LSP Women in Sport

Abbeyleix Hockey Club €500

Portlaoise Rugby Club €500

Laois Cricket Club €300

Portlaoise G40 (Mothers & Others) €500

The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre €500

Mountrath Scout Group €500

Lions AFC €500

St Lazarian’s Abbeyleix Camogie Club €500

Portlaoise Panthers €500

Ballinakill Community Development €500

Portlaoise Soccer Club €500

The Rock GAA Club €500

Banrion Gaels Camogie Club €500

St Abban’s AC €500

Timahoe Ladies Football Club €500

Portlaoise Camogie Club €500

Laois Kayak and Canoe Club €500

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