Funding Boost for Tennis Ireland

Funding Boost for Tennis Ireland

Tennis Ireland welcomes the announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, of an investment package of €68,000 in Dormant Accounts Funding for Tennis Ireland.

The investment, which will be administered by Sport Ireland, provides €45,000 in funding to support Tennis Ireland’s Enjoy Tennis Programme which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in Tennis.

The balance of funding has been allocated to Tennis Ireland, who were one of nine successful applicants that will participate in Sport Ireland’s Aspire Graduate Employment Programme. The funding allocated will see a graduate employed by Tennis Ireland on a fixed term basis on an 11 month contract.  In addition, Sport Ireland and Tennis Ireland will support the participating graduate with mentoring, executive coaching and skills development training for the duration of the scheme, ensuring a quality experience is provided for each employee and host National Governing Body. It is anticipated that upon completion of the programme, each participant will have gained experience and developed skills to increase their likelihood of securing long term professional employment in the Irish sports sector.

Speaking after today’s announcement Tennis Ireland CEO, Richard Fahey, said “I am delighted to welcome the news today from Minister Ross and Minister Griffin and thank them for their continued support of Tennis in Ireland. I would also like to pay a special tribute to Sport Ireland CEO, John Treacy and his staff who we work closely with on a regular basis. This is a welcome boost for our sport and we look forward to utilising this support to foster the growth and development of our sport”

Full breakdown of the funding is available here