Successful Applications for the 2012 Sport and Physical Activity for Older People Grant Scheme
|Nenagh Guild ICA
|Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre
|Lower Ormond ARA
|Irish Wheelchair Association, Roscrea
|North Tipperary Sports Partnership
|St. Ruadhan’s ARA
Sports Capital Programme 2012
Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring has announced almost €26 million in new funding for local sports projects across the country, the first round of sports capital funding in four years.
Speaking at the announcement Minister Ring, said: ‘I am excited about the allocations being made today. These allocations will benefit people in every county by giving them more opportunities to get involved in sport, whatever their ability. This funding will allow a diverse array of sports clubs and groups to build and improve much-needed facilities, or to purchase sports equipment’.
The 2012 round of the Sports Capital Programme is the first round of the programme since 2008. New criteria were introduced for this year’s programme with a particular emphasis on clubs in disadvantaged areas.
Between 1998 and 2010, €140 per person was provided in sports capital funding across the country. However, the allocations to individual counties varied significantly. While the best performing county got €196 of sports funding on a per capita basis, other counties got only a little over half of that. Therefore on this occasion funding has been allocated on a per-capita basis to each county with a weighting for past performance.
A total of 2,170 applications were received, the highest number of applications ever received under the Programme. These applications sought a total of €229 million in funding. Further allocations of €4 million will be made to national and regional projects in the coming weeks.
In North Tipperary alone a total of €439,700 was awarded to 15 clubs. The successful applicants and the funding allocated includes:
Club/Organisation 2012 Funding
|Club / Organisation
|Ballina GAA Club
|Ballymackey Football Club Ltd.
|Borrisokane Athletic Club
|Holycross Football Club
|Kildangan GAA Club
|Lahorna Handball Club
|Newport G.A.A. club
|Ormond Special Olympics Club, Nenagh
|Peake Villa Football Club
|Rearcross Football Club
|Riverdale Pitch and Putt club.
|Silvermines GAA Club
|Thurles Boxing Club
|erchurch Drombane GAA Club
NTSP 2011 Grant Scheme
The North Tipperary Sports Partnership Club Development Programme will provide grant assistance
to sport and recreation clubs/organisations within North Tipperary for Club Development and Special Project Participation Initiatives. Preferential consideration will be given to projects that target men over 30 as recent research has shown that this is the most sedentary group in North Tipperary.
This scheme reflects and will contribute to, the strategies of the North Tipperary Sports Partnership Strategy 2008-2012.
We aim to increase participation by working with the North Tipperary clubs and organisations that will provide sporting and physically active recreation opportunities for this target age group. The members of NTSP must be satisfied that the programmes have been developed and commenced before grants will be paid. Terms and conditions are outlined on the Application form.
Click here to download application form 2011 or for further information, Tel: 067-43604, email:
. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms will be 5pm Friday 22nd July, 2011.
National Lottery Grant Scheme
The Department of Health and Children has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related services.
The National Lottery Act 1986
Amount of fund
2011 allocation = €3,786,000
Who can apply
Applications come primarily from community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of health services to specific client groups (for example persons with an intellectual disability and/or physical disability, elderly, etc.), national groups providing information and support for various disabilities and illnesses and groups with a specific interest (for example to provide holidays for elderly, equipment for hospitals, mini-buses, homes, etc.).
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Alternatively, you can contact:
Department of Health & Children,
Tel: (01) 6354281
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 National Lottery allocation.
It is in an applicant’s best interest to submit an application as early as possible in order that their application can be processed and considered.
The Department strongly recommends that applicants read the accompanying information leaflet, as well as consulting with Circular 44/2006: Tax Clearance Procedures - grants, subsidies and similar type payments.
Circular 44/2006: Tax Clearance Procedures
National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People
24th August, 2010
GRANTS SCHEME LAUNCHED TO ENCOURAGE SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BY OLDER PEOPLE.
• €350,000 available to clubs & groups countrywide
• Almost €3 million distributed since 2001
• Over 5000 grants allocated to date
• It's never too late to start to exercise - World Health Organisation.
• Go for Life, an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council is the National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People.
The Scheme promotes opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity. Applications for grants are requested from Clubs and Groups countrywide.
The closing date for applications for 2012 is the Friday 28th September. Click here to download the application form.
Successful Applications for the 2011 Sport and Physical Activity for Older People Grant Scheme:
Clonakenny ICA - €305
Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Nenagh - €305
Lower Ormond ARA, Borrisokane - €305
Moycarkey ICA - €285
Nenagh ARA - €305
Thurles ARA - €305
Toomevara ICA - €305
Roscrea ARA - €305
Newport ARA - €305