All > €100,000 for sports initiatives in Cavan

Published on:13 Dec 2018

Cavan Sports Partnership has received €100,095 under a dormant accounts funded initiative through Sport Ireland for a wide range of sport and physical activity programmes.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, announced an investment package of almost €4.5 million in Dormant Accounts Funding for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures countrywide.

The investment will be administered by Sport Ireland and will aim to engage with communities across the country, focusing on people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged communities.

Speaking, Minister Ross said: “I am delighted to announce almost €4.5 million in funding for sport and physical activity measures through the Dormant Accounts Fund. In line with the new National Sports Policy, this funding will support our Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies in the delivery of a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan.”

Among the successful Dormant Accounts Fund projects announced are five new Community Sport and Physical Activity Hubs, with additional funding for 26 existing Hubs. Cavan has been awarded one of the five new Community Sport and physical activity hubs which will be based in Belturbet, Co. Cavan with phase 2 of the Kilnaleck Activity Hub also being awarded continued funding.

Sports Coordinator with Cavan Sports Partnership Nadine McCormilla said “This is a great investment for Cavan. The funding is providing us with additional resources to deliver in hard to reach areas with the development of our sports hubs in Kilnaleck and Belturbet”.

"We know both from the success of the Kilnaleck activity hub and the national model of sport and physical activity hubs that sports development through community empowerment is proving to be the most sustainable mechanism in long term participation in sport and physical activity. These initiatives are driven by local community leaders and groups meaning that all programmes are highly targeted and contribute to building the capacity of communities.

“I am also delighted to be able to deliver a coach education programme for local clubs by using this funding to support a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport to come to Cavan in 2019 to support club development locally,” she added.

Highlighting new initiatives funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy commented “Sport Ireland places a premium on ensuring everyone has an opportunity to partake in sport no matter what their circumstance and the Dormant Accounts Fund is assisting us in realising that ambition. It is particularly welcome to see a range of new projects developed, which will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of local communities.”

The investment is closely aligned with the National Physical Activity Plan and delivers on the actions of Cavan Sports Partnerships strategic plan ‘Sport and activity for life, for all 2017 – 2021’  with a particular emphasis on implementing programmes to promote physical activity, making sport and physical activity accessible to people with a disability and the development of programmes to address transitions and drop out from physical activity.

The projects awarded for Cavan, which will be delivered throughout 2019 are:




Belturbet Activity Hub

This programme will link with local schools, youth services, clubs and community groups to increase physical activity rates in Belturbet and surrounding areas. The development of volunteers and coaches will also form part of the programme.


Kilnaleck Activity Hub phase 2

This funding will continue the work of the Kilnaleck activity hub which was established in 2017.


Youth Leadership

Sports leadership training programme to TY students in participating secondary schools.


Volunteer Support & Training Programme

Our strategic plan identifies the need for the LSP to resource local club volunteers and coaches while supporting the minority National Governing Bodies of Sport in their work in Cavan. In this programme we will work with 9 NGBs to bring their training programmes to Cavan to allow those club coaches and volunteers the opportunity to upskill themselves locally.

  • Ladies Gaelic Football Association
  • Triathlon Ireland
  • Cycling Ireland
  • Hockey Ireland
  • Athletics Ireland
  • Swim Ireland
  • Volleyball Ireland
  • Tennis Ireland
  • Irish Athletic Boxing Association


Sports Inclusion development

To support the development of a sensory horse riding trail Derryham stables, making horse riding more accessible to children and adults with a disability.



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