Schools to benefit from sports grants

Danny Kinahan MLA
Danny Kinahan MLA

Local schools could be set to share in a significant funding boost for after-school sports projects.

Sport Northern Ireland this week announced a £250,000 small grants programme for after-school sport.

Welcoming the cash injection, South Antrim MLA Danny Kinahan said: “Physical recreation plays an important role in maintaining and improving a healthy lifestyle and anything that will contribute to a child’s sense of achievement, accomplishment and general well-being is very welcome.”

He added: “I am particularly pleased to see that a key aim of the programme is to target funding for projects in areas of social deprivation.”