€112,400 in funding for Clare Sports Partnership

  • Grants allocated under Dormant Accounts Funding
  • Aims to promote inclusivity in sport


Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed the allocation of €112,400 in funding for Clare Sports Partnership, under Sport Ireland’s Dormant Accounts Funding.

The fund is being issued under a number of headings, all of which aim to improve and promote inclusivity in sports.

The funding for Clare is as follows:

  • Round 3 Hub Funding Allocation – €30,000
  • Round 4 Hub Funding Allocation – €20,000
  • Youth Leadership – €14,900
  • Volunteer Supports – €20,000
  • Sports Inclusion Disability Projects – €27,500

“Today’s allocation to Co. Clare is part of an overall €6.1 million boost for sport and physical activity measures across the country,” said Deputy Crowe.

“Specifically, this investment aims to engage communities across the country, focusing on people living in disadvantaged communities, people with a disability, women and girls, and people who are educationally disadvantaged. Inclusion is a core value within sport, with sports inclusion disability projects also being prioritised within the funding.

“It’s essential, in my view, that sport is accessible to all regardless of circumstances.

“It’s one of the few things that can bring people of all backgrounds together and initiatives like this, which reach out to communities that for a variety of reasons are marginalised in sport, are so important.

“The allocation for Clare has specific funds ringfenced for targeting disability projects, as well as youth leadership, both of which are crucial.

“I look forward to working with Clare Sports Partnership and seeing what they do with this allocation of funding in the coming months and I also look forward to further tranches of the Dormant Accounts Funding being issued down the line.”