Funding for Sports Partnership including €63,680 for Mullagh Community Hub – Brendan Smith TD

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith welcomes the approval by his colleague, Jack Chambers TD, Minister for Sport of funding for a number of projects in Cavan and Monaghan under the Dormant Account Fund Action Plan 2021.

“Mullagh Community Hub will receive €63 680, Belturbet Activity Hub €21 955  and Kilnaleck Activity Hub €21 955.

This is the first grant aid under this Scheme for Mullagh Community Hub and I wish the Mullagh community every success with this project. The strong community spirit in Mullagh is very evident with their Sports Centre and Community Park.  The new pitch development and bio-diversity walk and wetland development are all projects which will be of great benefit to the local community.  Sports Community Hubs, which have been a welcome addition in Belturbet and Kilnaleck and credit to all personnel involved in developing these facilities are dedicated to ensuring a greater participation in sports and embracing the theme of sports for all.

I also welcome the specific grant aid of €28,000 to Cavan Sports Partnership which will support different projects including capital support to reduce barriers to sports participation for people with a disability through infrastructure development and the provision of equipment.  These programmes will also assist local communities, through youth leadership and volunteer training, to provide additional capacity to strengthen participation in sports in their area.

I also welcome the approval by Minister Chambers of €63,680 for Kilmore/Drumsnat Community Sports Hub in Threemilehouse Village.  Ballybay Community Sports Hub will also be a grant beneficiary with the Monaghan Local Sports Partnership being awarded €33,680.  I wish Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships every success in delivering these programmes which are important for communities in both counties”, stated Deputy Brendan Smith.