Galway Sports Partnership allocated €350,000 for 2023

Galway Daily sport Galway Sports Partnership allocated €350,000 for 2023

Galway Sports Partnership has been allocated a total of just under €350,000 for its costs, accessibility, and sports programming in 2023.

Sports Ireland has this week announced €26 million in funding for National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs) and to the network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) for 2023.

In total, €10,365,000 is being allocated to 29 Local Sports Partnerships, with an emphasis placed on human resourcing.

Additional funding has been provided for LSPs Development Officers and Sport Inclusion Disability Officers to continue making local sports more accessible to all.

Galway Sports Partnership will receive €266,458 for staff and operational costs, another €65,500 for programme funding, and €10,000 for women in sport.

Age & Opportunity will receive €620,000 for their “Go for Life” programme, while Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland will receive €140,000 for Disability Awareness and Disability Inclusion programmes.

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Una May, commented, “The Core Grant Funding will enable Sport Ireland to further support our National Governing Bodies of Sport and Local Sports Partnerships to provide equal opportunities in sport for everyone.”

“This investment through the NGBs and LSPs will play an important part in increasing activity levels of people in Sport in Ireland and removing the barriers and preventative aspects for getting involved in sport.”

From the €26 million package, the larger share of €16 million will go to national governing bodies for sports in Ireland, an increase of €1 million on last year’s funding.

This 6% increase in what NGBs are receiving compared with 2022 is an acknowledgement of the rising costs of administration, and also provides a cost-of-living boost.

Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education Thomas Byrne said, “This significant funding package will support the implementation of important programmes and activities through the National Governing Bodies of Sport and the Local Sports Partnerships in 2023.”

“Cost of living pressures are having an impact across the sector and the increased funding announced today, allied to the significant cost of energy supports provided by Government, will ensure that sports clubs across the country are supported in addressing the challenge of rising costs.”

A full breakdown of the allocation of funding to different sports bodies can be found in the 2023 Core Funding Brochure from Sports Ireland.