Monday, December 12, 2016

Local groups win Go For Life grants

Two Mile House ICA (above) and KARE are two of the Kildare organisations which have been granted funding under the new Go For Life scheme, aimed at enabling Irish older people to get engaged in physical activity, writes Brian Byrne.

The grants, totalling almost €300,000 nationwide, were announced by Patrick O'Donovan TD, Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, and include more than €8,000 to be distributed between 31 Kildare groups.

The scheme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the country by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport. Recipients include active retirement groups, ICA guilds, local sports partnerships, sports clubs, family resources centres and many others who provide older people with opportunities to get active.

The successful Kildare groups are Clane Lawn Tennis Club, Derrinturn ICA, Muintireas, Clane ICA; KARE; Brindley Mill Lane Manor Private Nursing Home, Irish Wheelchair Association, Clane NMC, Craddock House Nursing Home and Care Centre, Kildare Town ICA, Celbridge Community Centre Day Care Club, Alzheimer Society Maynooth, Maynooth ICA, Shalom Presentation Convent Nursing Home, Celbridge ICA Guild, Maynooth Arthritis Ireland Walking Group, Route 66, Curragh Pride Family Resource Centre FRC, Newbridge ICA, Kill ARA, Larchfield Park Nursing Home, Naas ARA, Two-mile-house ICA, Leixlip ICA, Kill ICA (Kildare), Irish Wheelchair Association, Athy, Kilteel ICA, Naas Acorn Club Over 55's, Arthritis Ireland Kildare, Sub-group Athy, Ardclough Community Council, Fontstown ICA, and the Alzheimer Day Care Centre, Monasterevin.