Cycling Clubs Awarded ‘Sport For All’ Disability Supports Funding
Two cycling clubs have received funding under the ‘Sport for All’ Disability Supports Club Fund.
Clubs from the Republic of Ireland were invited to apply for the €2 million Sport Ireland funding scheme through Cycling Ireland in August 2022.
The fund will support the initiation or enhancement of disability specific activities within grassroots sports clubs, and clubs could apply for funding of €1,000 to €5,000.
Cycling Ireland can confirm that Blanch Wheelies and Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club have received funding of €4,000 each.
The funding can be used to support the following areas: Disability supports education and training, disability supports programme activation and delivery, and disability supports small scale equipment and infrastructure.
Blanch Wheelies will utilise the funding to help purchase a tandem bike to ensure a visually impaired member of the club so that they can engage in training and club activities.
Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club will also utilise funding to purchase a new tandem bicycle for use with their visually impaired members. Club member Josephine Healion recently won a bronze medal at the Paracycling Road World Championships in 2022.