Some 120 local sports groups will receive a total of  approximately €27,000 in funding to help older people get more active in our communities, a Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed today.

An extensive number of groups throughout the county, from Active Retirement groups in Crosshaven & Carrigaline to ICA groups from Balinspittle to Bishopstown and Arthritis Ireland (Cork) and sporting organisations, will all benefit from the funding.

Speaking at the announcement, Minister Coveney said: “The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing of older people across the county by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport. 

“I am delighted so many local groups will benefit from this tranche of funding. Over the last seventeen years the National Grant Scheme funding has supported and empowered thousands of groups of older people to get more active more often and the record number of applications this year shows the continued importance of the scheme for groups throughout the country.

“Programmes like Go for Life, funded by Sport Ireland, will help us reach the targets set out in the National Physical Activity Plan and approximately 30,000 people nationwide will take part in the activities funded by the grants.

“Groups receiving funding across the country include activities ranging from tennis to rowing, Tai Chi to salsa dancing and yoga to archery.

“I am delighted we have such a great selection of activities here in Cork which incorporate excellent social opportunities with getting active.

“The success of this scheme shows what can be achieved with a small investment and the importance of funding sport and physical activity, at any age.”

The Grant Scheme is part of Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme, funded by Sport Ireland and delivered nationally with the support of Local Sports Partnerships and the HSE.


Arthritis Ireland Cork Branch   230       Cork

Aughadown ICA           240       Cork

Ballinagree ICA            240       Cork

Ballinascarthy Community Social Club For Older People         240       Cork

Ballinaspittle Friendship Group ARA    240       Cork

Ballinora ICA   240       Cork

Ballinspittle ICA           230       Cork

Ballyclough ICA           240       Cork

Ballydehob Ceili Club  240       Cork

Ballyhooly ICA 240       Cork

Ballymartle ICA            230       Cork

Bantry ARA      230       Cork

Bantry ICA       240       Cork

BEDA Indoor Bowls Club         240       Cork

Bere Island ARA           230       Cork

Berrings ICA    240       Cork

Bishopstown Hillwalking Club 240       Cork

Bishopstown ICA         240       Cork

Bishopstown Orienteering Club           240       Cork

Blackrock Community Association ARA           230       Cork

Blarney ARA    240       Cork

Boherbue ICA  230       Cork

Buttevant ICA   230       Cork

Caheragh ICA   230       Cork

Cairde Wilton Active Retirement Assoc            240       Cork

Canovee Circle of Friends Group ARA 240       Cork

Canovee ICA    240       Cork

Carrigaline ARA           240       Cork

Carrignavar ICA           240       Cork

Castlehaven / Union Hall ARA  240       Cork

Castletownbere ARA    240       Cork

Castletownbere Outreach Project Rehab Care   240       Cork

Charleville Men’s Shed 230       Cork

Clonakilty Friendship Club ARA           240       Cork

Coachford ARA            240       Cork

Cork City Partnership   240       Cork

Crookstown Golden Years Group ARA 230       Cork

Crosshaven ARA          230       Cork

Cumann na Daoine CDP           240       Cork

Darrara ARA     240       Cork

Deerpark House Nursing Home            230       Cork

Doneraile ARA 240       Cork

Donoughmore ARA      240       Cork

Douglas ICA     240       Cork

Drimoleague ARA        240       Cork

Drimoleague ICA          230       Cork

Drinagh ARA    240       Cork

Dunderrow ICA            230       Cork

Dunmanway ICA          240       Cork

Eyeries Community Care Group           240       Cork

Fermoy and District ARA          240       Cork

Fermoy Geriatrics Association Ltd        230       Cork

Fermoy ICA      230       Cork

Frankfield/Grange ARA 240       Cork

Friends of Skibbereen Day Care Centre            240       Cork

Friends Together ARA 240       Cork

Gaggin ICA      240       Cork

Garda Siochana Retired Members Association (Cork City Branch)        240       Cork

Ghounthaune Indoor Bowling Club      240       Cork

Glanmire & District ARA           240       Cork

Glanmire Senior Citizens Group (Tuesday Club)          240       Cork

Glengarriff ICA 240       Cork

Goleen ICA       240       Cork

Inniscarra/Ballincollig ICA       230       Cork

Kanturk Active Retirement Association 230       Cork

Killeagh Inch Monday Club/Killeagh Inch Community Council 240       Cork

Kilmeen / Castleventry ARA

            240       Cork

Kilmeen ICA     240       Cork

Kilmurry ARA  240       Cork

Kilnamartyra ICA          240       Cork

Kilshannig ARA           230       Cork

Kilworth Pitch & Putt Club       230       Cork

Knockavilla ICA           230       Cork

Knockraha ICA 240       Cork

Leamlara ICA   240       Cork

Lisgoold ICA    240       Cork

Little Island Active Retirement  230       Cork

Lombardstown ICA      240       Cork

Mahon Family Resource Centre            240       Cork

Mallow ICA      230       Cork

Marymount Hospital & Hospice            240       Cork

Mayfield Sports Complex         150       Cork

Meals on Wheels, Dunmanway 240       Cork

Meet and Greet ARA     240       Cork

Midleton and District ARA        240       Cork

Midleton ICA    230       Cork

Millstreet Day Care Centre        240       Cork

Minane Bridge ICA       240       Cork

Mourneabbey ICA         240       Cork

Muintir Bhaire Community Council

Kilcrohane Gentle Exercsie Group        240       Cork

Nazareth House Nursing Home, Cork   240       Cork

Newcestown Friendship Group ARA    240       Cork

Newmarket Thursday Club       230       Cork

RehabCare ‘Bruach’ Resource Centre    240       Cork

RehabCare Day Resource Centre Bantry           240       Cork

RehabCare Physical and Sensory Resource Centre       240       Cork

Rossmacowen Ladies Group    230       Cork

Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club    230       Cork

S.W.E.L.S. Cobh ARA

            240       Cork

Sacred Heart Parish Senior Citizens Committee           240       Cork

Shanagarry ICA            240       Cork

Skibbereen Active & Social Club ARA  240       Cork

Skibbereen Community and Family Resource Centre   240       Cork

Skibbereen Luncheon Club      240       Cork

St Senans Friendly Society      240       Cork

St. Brendan’s Senior Citizens The Glen Ltd.    240       Cork

St. Michael’s Centre      240       Cork

St. Michael’s Outdoor Bowls Club        230       Cork

The Caha Centre          240       Cork

The Horizon Project     240       Cork

Tower ICA       240       Cork

Tracton ARA    240       Cork

Turners Cross ARA      230       Cork

Upper Glanmire ARA    240       Cork

Upper Glanmire ICA     240       Cork

Watergrasshill Community Association            240       Cork

Watergrasshill ICA       230       Cork

Whitechurch & Waterloo Active Retirement      240       Cork

Wilton Bishopstown  ARA

            240       Cork

Wilton Wanderers ARA 240       Cork

Women’s Active Group Family Centre  240       Cork