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Louth is to receive €46,000 worth of funding for sport and physical activity projects. The finance will be raised through the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The investment is part of the €2.9 million being allocated to National Physical Activity Plan measures for disadvantaged communities which will be administered by Sport Ireland.
Funding for Louth Sports Partnership includes €36,000 for the further development of the existing Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub in Muirhevnamor and €10,000 for the Youth Leadership Programme.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin made the announcement in Killarney earlier in the week, saying: “The funding of €2.9m will support the delivery of sport and physical activity initiatives across the country under the National Physical Activity Plan.
“The comprehensive programme of initiative support through this funding allocation will give people with disabilities and those from socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity.
“This range of initiatives is as a result of close cooperation between my department, Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnership Network and the National Governing Bodies for Sport,” he added.