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Go for Life National Grant Scheme Launch - Tuesday, 8 December

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The launch of the fifteenth Go for Life National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015 at 11am in the Aleksander Hotel, Dublin 2. Minister Michael Ring from the Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sport will announce the allocation of over 1,000 small grants to older people's groups all over the country. These grants amount to a total of €300,000 being funded by Sport Ireland to encourage and enable older people to be more active. Groups successful in their applications include Active Retirement groups, ICA groups, Men's Sheds, Family Resource Centres, sports clubs. This grant will help them to buy sport equipment and / or run all kinds of sport and physical activities throughout their communities.

On the day, the Minister will also be launching the fourth round of the research 'Physical Activity and Sport: Participation and Attitude of Older People in Ireland' undertaken jointly by Age & Opportunity's Go for Life programme and Sport Ireland.

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