We are delighted to have been included in the list of recipients of a €7.3 million package of investment for various sport and physical activity programmes across the country. Canoeing Ireland was awarded a total €84,235 to enable us to run programmes to engage with disadvantaged communities and those with disabilities across 4 areas –

Sports Inclusion Disability Programme – €11,235

Volunteer Training and Support €15,000

Youth Leadership – €8,000

Community and Disability Projects – €50,000

We are now looking forward to implementing projects in these areas to bring the benefits of sport and physical activity to disadvantaged communities, and those with disabilities, through paddlesports and getting people on the water.

Moira Aston, the CEO of Canoeing Ireland, commentated “We are delighted to have been awarded substantial funding to progress our work across a number of strategically important areas for Canoeing Ireland. I would like to thank Sport Ireland for their continued support”

The President of Canoeing Ireland, Brian Ogilivie, also said “Canoeing Ireland’s inclusion in the awarding of this funding is massively appreciated, and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Sport Ireland. The area of inclusion is of high importance to us, and with the awarding of this funding we can provide greater opportunities to get these communities active and involved in paddlesports.”

We would like to extent our thanks and gratitude to Sport Ireland and the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht for their support with this funding.