Published on : Monday, December 16, 2013
In response to the needs identified by local sports clubs and to help ensure that all clubs in the Lisburn City Council area benefit from European City of Sport 2013 status, a funding brochure was produced by the Council for local sports clubs and was launched by the Chairman of Leisure Services, Alderman Paul Porter, in Lagan Valley Island.
The Mayor, Councillor Margaret Tolerton, attended the event and said: “I am delighted that so many local sports clubs have come along to learn about the funding available to them. A lot of clubs operating at a local level receive limited funding and continually face the challenge of how to develop and sustain their growth. All clubs can benefit from enhanced resources in terms of coaches and new equipment etc. so it is important that they are aware of the funding opportunities available to them.”
Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services, Alderman Paul Porter, explains: “Lisburn City Council is a designated European City of Sport for 2013 and it continues to be a very busy year for sport allowing a wealth of activity to take place under the European City of Sport banner with many of the local sports clubs being involved at some level. I wanted to create a document where local clubs and groups could reference the most up-to-date information on various funding streams and the funding brochure is something that will hopefully benefit all sports clubs.”
A total of 26 local sporting clubs attended the launch of the Council’s funding brochure and representatives from Sport Lisburn along with Sport NI were also present on the evening to discuss their own individual funding programmes.