City Council awards grants for 11 minority sports groups

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Galway City Council has awarded €22,000 in grants to eleven clubs and groups in the city supporting less well known sports.

The funding under the Minority Sport and Activity Fund is designed to support physical activity in those sports that people are interested in but may not have the ability to delivery new programmes to new people.

Fitting for a seaside town, there were multiple boating groups supported, with others receiving backing including Tennis, Hockey, and Athletics.

Other groups that enable the delivery of smaller sports and activities included the Menlo Scouts and Ballinfoile Community Centre.

The programme is delivered by the city council working together with Galway Sports Partnership.

The full list of grants awarded under the Minority Sport and Activity Fund in Galway City is:

Clubs Grant
Merlin Woods Tennis Club  € 1,000
Ballinfoile Community Centre  € 1,200
Galway Rowing Club  € 2,500
Renmore Hockey Club  € 1,000
Castlegar Athletics Club  € 2,500
Galway City Sailing Club  € 2,500
Row To Recovery  € 2,900
Menlo Scouts  € 2,000
Galway Kayak Club  € 2,500
Community Sports Hub  € 2,300
Foroige Ballybane  € 1,600
Total:  € 22,000