Local sports partnership allocated €147,000
Wicklow Local Sports Partnership has been allocated almost €150,000 in funding from Sport Ireland for 2017.
The figure was revealed by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O'Donovan last week as he announced an investment package of over €5.9m from Sport Ireland to support the 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) nationwide.
The Wicklow LSP will receive €147,476 for its core work plus €2,310 to support its Women in Sport programmes.
The key aims of the LSPs are to increase levels of participation in sport, especially amongst specific target groups such as older people, girls and women, people with disabilities, unemployed people, and those who live in identified disadvantaged communities.
Throughout 2016, 291,947 people took part in 861 participation programmes delivered by LSPs, with 18,500 participants taking part in the Operation Transformation 5k fun runs and walks and 15,500 cyclists taking part in the An Post Cycle Series.
This year €115,000 will be invested in LSPs through the Women in Sport Programme.