€1m Funding Announced For Sports Projects In North East Inner City

Funding of €1 million is to be made available for sports programmes and projects in North East Inner City Dublin, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan have announced.

Minister Ross said: "North East Inner City Dublin has long been identified as an area in need of social regeneration. The residents in the area deserve to live in a safe and thriving community, and I hope that the Dormant Account Funding for sports measures will contribute to this aim. The communities and social groups of this area have made, and continue to make, huge efforts to rejuvenate the area, and these sports measures will hopefully contribute to these efforts in a positive way. The €1 million in funding from my Department will fund some of the first measures to be implemented as part of the cross-governmental North East Inner City Initiative, and they mark the beginning of what will be a number of significant cross-Governmental measures which this area so rightfully deserves."

Minister O'Donovan added: "I am delighted to be able to announce the allocation of Dormant Account Funding to this important cross-Governmental initiative in Dublin’s North East Inner City. The introduction of new sport projects along with improvements to existing projects and infrastructure will contribute to an enhanced sense of community in the area.

"It is important to boost participation levels in sport at all age groups and abilities, not only for health benefits, but also for the significant social benefits as people come together through sport and active recreation. The funding, consisting of €715,000 in capital funding and €325,000 in current funding, will be allocated through Sport Ireland, and I look forward to working with Dublin City Council and the Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership in the implementation of the planned measures."


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