McConalogue confirms €386k for Donegal Local Sports Partnership

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, today welcomed Sport Ireland’s announcement of €386k for Donegal’s Local Sports Partnership.

This year’s figures see a €1m (6%) increase in allocation to the National Governing Bodies on 2022 funding. The total core funding to the NGBs in 2023 is €16m.

Human resourcing in the Local Sports Partnerships has been prioritised, with additional funding for the resourcing of Local Sports Partnership Development Officers and Sport Inclusion Disability Officers to assist with the ongoing work being undertaken across the country.

Commenting, McConalogue said “Donegal’s Local Sports Partnership does great work right throughout our communities and helps to keep Donegal active and to encourage equality in sports participation. I am delighted to welcome €386k in combined funding for the Partnership today to help it continue its great work. My thanks to the Partnership and all its staff and volunteers for all you do for our communities.”

As with previous funding announced, the investment is closely aligned with the National Sports Policy 2018-2027 and the National Physical Activity Plan. A particular emphasis is placed 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 increase volunteer supports.