Gymnastics Ireland secures "Inclusivity in sport" project funding from Sport Ireland

5th October 2016, 00:00a.m.

Gymnastics Ireland have been successfully allocated funding for a new “Inclusivity in Sport” project by Sport Ireland through the dormant account fund.

This project is a brand new initiative, focusing specifically on developing gymnastic opportunities for people with a physical disability. The year-long project will support a network of identified club’s country-wide to deliver quality gymnastics taster sessions and classes, as well as supporting these clubs to further develop their own disabilities programs. The first stage of this project will focus on participants aged approx. 4-16 years.
The project also aims to raise the profile of disability gymnastics among all our member clubs and will give direction & focus for Gymnastics Ireland’s National Disability and Inclusion Programme.
The funding secured totals €26,000 and is part of the €1.4 million in Dormant Accounts fund for sport.  The announcement was made by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD.
Speaking on the success of the application and the awarding of the funds was Gymnastics Ireland’s Participation Manager, Aimi Baker:
“I am thrilled we have received this funding for such a worthy project. Our National Disability and Inclusion Programme can now get under way, this project will be the first step in its development. I am really looking forward to working with all our clubs and making gymnastics in Ireland inclusive for anyone with a disability (physical or intellectual)”.
The full Press Release from The Department of Sport can be viewed online – click here…

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