The Chairperson of Ciste Rith, Mr Lorcán Mac Gabhann, announced a total grant fund of €15,000, based on the profit from the Rith 2012 event.
Rith 2012 was a national festival which attracted 27,00 participants to run in a 700km relay-run, 8 - 17 March 2012, from Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal to Inis Mór, Árann, Co. Galway.
This the first time that Rith Teo. has announced a grants scheme and Mr Mac Gabhann is very hopeful that Rith 2014 will add significantly to the fund in the coming years.
Mr Mac Gabhann explained that: "Applications in Irish for language-based programmes will be welcomed, especially from groups who receive little or no financial assistance elsewhere."
Application forms are available from www.rith.ie/deontas www.rith.ie/deontasand must be returned, fully completed, to
Lorcán Mac Gabhann
+353 (0)87 9790193