Funding was allocated for equipment, training and various sporting activities across the county.
Westmeath Sports Partnership is delighted to confirm that it is allocating a record amount of funding to sports clubs and groups across the county through its 2022 Club Grants Scheme.
Last year clubs were invited to apply for maximum funding of €500 for a range of initiatives; to attract new members and to enhance ongoing participation.
Funding could also be sought to cover the cost of sports equipment to increase participation. New sports clubs could also apply for funding for bibs, cones, training equipment, insurance, registration, affiliation fees, first aid kit etc.
Applications were also accepted for funding to cover fees for coaching/referee courses accredited by Coaching Ireland, or a National Governing Body of Sport, to support the proposed participation initiative.
Dozens of applications for the scheme were received by the Westmeath Sports Partnership by the closing date in early November 2022.
A Club Grants sub-committee was established, and each application was subject to a rigorous process to ensure that it met the eligible criteria for funding approval.
After several meetings, final approval was recently granted to allocate funding to a total of 75 clubs, with over €27,000 being shared to support a variety of inclusive and diverse sporting activities across the county.
Successful applicants include:
Mullingar Handball Club are preparing to commence their inclusion initiative for children with reduced social skills. The programme will not just focus on Handball but various fun activities in a child cantered approach that will improve gross motor development, hand eye coordination, balance and agility.
Brownstown Camogie Club are creating a Mothers and Others Camogie Team and plan to enter a blitz during 2023
Milltown Table Tennis Club are running an 8 week introduction to table tennis for people with Intellectual disabilities who attend the Muiriosa Foundation in Westmeath. Participants will get to learn how to play table tennis in a fun way and in a safe environment.
Mullingar Arch Club are planning to run low impact yoga, wheelchair yoga and chair aerobics, and hope to extend those classes to accommodate different levels of ability and age.
Mullingar Harriers & Athletic Club are hosting a ‘Fit for Life’ course for beginners of all ages but especially those over 35 and female.
Athlone Triathlon Club plan to run a new to Tri programme for all regardless of ability that would be truly inclusive. Aimed at getting people of all ages active on our sport with a swim programme and a plan to get to their first try a tri.
Congratulations to all clubs and organisations and below you will find a full list of each successful applicant.
2022 WSP Club Grants Scheme Allocation
|Mullingar Handball Club|
|Athlone Triathlon Club|
|Brownstown Camogie Club|
|Streete Warriors Basketball Club|
|Athlone Hockey Club|
|Castletown Geoghegan Camogie Club|
|Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Club|
|Ringtown Camogie Club|
|Ringtown Hurling Club|
|Southern Gaels Hurling and Camogie GAA Club|
|C.A.R.A. (Castletown Geoghegan Active Retirement Association)|
|Mullingar Athletic AFC|
|Mullingar Harriers & Athletic Club|
|Shannonside Stealers Wheelchair Basketball Club CLUB|
|Wings Rhythmic Gymnastics Club|
|Cill Oige Ladies|
|Irish Wheelchair Association Mullingar ROC|
|Mullingar Gymnastics Club|
|The Downs Ladies LGFA|
|Whitehall Community Group|
|St Peters Football Club|
|Milltown Table Tennis Club|
|Mullingar Arch Club|
|Mullingar Kyokushinkai Karate Club|
|St. Malachys Gaelic Football Club|
|Mullingar Tennis and Badminton Club|
|Brownstown Hurling Club|
|Castletown Finea Coole Whitehall Gaa|
|Midlands LGBT+ Project|
|Milltown active retirement group|
|Milltownpass GAA & Ladies Club|
|Team Zimbabwe FC|
|The Downs Community Games|
|Toorvalley Residents Community Group|
|AC Celtic AFC|
|Bunbrosna Community Services|
|Clonkill Camogie Club|
|Coole older people’s group|
|Emper Community Development Group|
|Mullingar Cricket Club|
|St Brigid’s Camogie Club|
|Brosna Gardening Cooperative|
|Ballymore Bowls Club|
|Castletown Geoghegan Foroige club|
|Goldsmith Girls LGFA|
|Mountemple Active Age|
|Castletown Geoghegan Community Development Group|
|Mullingar Jets Swimming Club|
|Horseleap / Streamstown ICA|
|Athlone Irish Country Women’s Association|
|Ballymore Thursday Club|
|Mullingar Harbour Canoe Polo|
|St Munnas Camogie Club|
|Westmeath Community Games|
|Ballynacargy Boxing Club|
|Collinstown Pitch and Putt Club|
|Coralstown Kinnegad GAA Club|
|Delvin Handball and Racquetball Club|
|Kilbeggan Pitch & Putt|
|Loughegar Badminton Club|
|Milltown (Rathconrath) Pickleball Club|
|Mullingar Rugby Club|
|Multyfarnham Pickleball Club|
|Longford Westmeath Down Syndrome|