Cllr Mark Wall has welcomed the unanimous support he recently received at the Athy Municipal District meeting on setting up a small grant scheme to assist the many wonderful sports clubs that we have in the District.
Cllr Wall commented ” I hope that this scheme will be adopted by other Municipal Districts in the area to assist all our Sports clubs. Recently while dealing with many clubs in the preparation of their applications for the National Sports Capital Grants , there were many clubs that could not apply for varying reasons yet these clubs cater for so many within our communities and their volunteers carry out such good work. I would hope this scheme could assist those clubs but also those that did apply for funding with some of their smaller but most important needs.
We truly cannot value how much all these clubs mean to community life and most importantly the health and well being of those that use them. Hopefully what can become an annual grant scheme will help them with the growing amount of fundraising that they need to carry out to survive.
I look forward to this scheme being rolled out in the Athy area in the quickest possible time , benefiting as many as possible.