This funding is part of an overall €3.2 million funding package and forms part of the €73.6m in
Covid funding to support the sport sector announced by Government last December.
The funding allocation is an acknowledgement of the importance of the sector and the impact
swimming has on the nation’s health. Ireland Active was appointed by Sport Ireland to
administer the Swimming Pool Grant Scheme, supported by partners Swim Ireland.
‘With the summer months ahead this is very welcome news. More importantly, swimming pools
operators in Tipperary and across the country have endured a very difficult time throughout the
Covid Pandemic and this funding will go some way towards helping them on the road to
recovery’ says Deputy Lowry.
Swimming pools provide a vital resource for schools, clubs and communities across the country,
and it is important that this infrastructure is maintained going forward. This investment will help
Tipperary swimming pool operators continue to provide safe and essential service which is vital
to sustain swimming and maintain high physical activity levels.