Communities Get Moving Fund 2022 Launched

by Rose Barrett
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Fingal County Council’s Sports Office through the Sport Ireland COVID-19 Fund is now seeking applications from Voluntary Community Organisations who have registered with the Fingal Community County Register (PPN) and whose main focus is NOT sport or physical activity.

The ‘Communities Get Moving Fund’ is working with people in the Fingal administrative area, and aims to encourage community groups (adults) to avail of physical activity classes i.e. exercise/dance class/sporting activity opportunities in their local community centre or sports clubs and provide funding towards the costs associated with signing up for such activity.

Before applying, groups should liaise with their local community centre or sports club and investigate the physical activity opportunities available to them in the locality.

A max of €1,200 per community organisation is available with only one application per organisation allowed and equipment purchase is not included in this funding. Successful applications will receive 50% paid up front with the remaining 50% paid on completion of the agreed activity. Groups/individuals must ensure they have adequate insurance cover to participate in PA/sports events.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh commented “Increased physical activity is of huge benefit to our physical, mental and social wellbeing and this innovative funding scheme will provide welcome new opportunities for this within the Fingal Community.”

Gerry Reardon, Principal Sports Officer, “We’re delighted to open this fund to encourage people to get more physically active. It will help create a link between traditional non-sports focused community organisations and physical activity opportunities and we hope to encourage greater activity within Fingal’s Community Centres.” 

All queries to be emailed to [email protected] and a member of the sport team will be allocated on receipt of your application. Closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday, April 22, 2022. The application can be found on https://www.fingal.ie/council/service/community-grants-and-funding 

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