Laois Sports Partnership and the Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have been awarded government funding recently.
€69,972 has been granted to Laois Sports Partnership as part of the Government’s announcement to boost sports as part of a nationwide initiative.
This funding can be used by Laois Sports Partnership for the provision of sports equipment including the roll out of defibrillators for clubs and kits for school children.
This is part of a wider Government announcement to boost sports and sports participation for all national sports bodies and Sports Partnerships for their work at local level and also for their work in assisting grassroots sports organisations.
Minister for State Sean Fleming said: “I know this funding will be very welcome and Laois Sports Partnership have an excellent track record in all the programmes they roll out to advance participation and physical opportunities at community level.
“I want to thank Laois Sports Partnership for all their work during these difficult Covid times and I look forward to them continuing their programmes in 2022.”
Meanwhile, the Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) has been awarded €21,000.
This year’s funding places an emphasis on the ‘One Health, One Welfare’ approach, education and dissemination of knowledge to improve animal welfare.
Deputy Fleming said: “The Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) is a voluntary organisation established to prevent cruelty to animals in the Laois area.
“Their aim is to provide medical help as well as food and shelter to abandoned sick and injured animals.
“I would like to acknowledge the excellent work and commitment of the volunteers to ensure the care and protection of the animals in their shelters.”