Closing date for applications 23 October 2020

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership would like to invite applications from sports clubs and organisations under its Club Participation Grant Scheme 2020. The purpose of this grant scheme is to provide assistance to sports clubs/organisations based in the County to develop or expand targeted participation initiatives and the provision of training for volunteers/coaches.

Funding for this grants scheme is provided through Sport Ireland and is intended to support those clubs not already in receipt of significant core and/or additional funding.

This Club Participation Grants scheme aims to support sports clubs, coaches and volunteers to develop greater participation among target groups as reflected in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022. As such, for the 2020 grants scheme applications are invited for initiatives that will increase participation in sport and physical activity among girls/women and people with disabilities, especially within an area of disadvantage.

For further details on this grants scheme and to make an application please see the online application process here https://submit.link/Rckj0 . The final date for applications is the 23rd October 2020.  

Categories of Grant Assistance 

Under this scheme, grant assistance is provided under one or more of the three categories listed below. Clubs can apply under more than one category, but a separate form needs to be completed for each category.

1. Women in Sport Participation Initiatives & Programmes:  

These projects should focus on attracting new female members/participants and encourage their ongoing participation. Projects must demonstrate potential long-term sustainability and how they relate to the provision of sport or physical activity opportunities among girls and women.

2. Disability Inclusion Participation Initiatives & Programmes:  

These projects should focus on attracting new members/participants among children and adults with a disability and encourage their ongoing participation. Projects must demonstrate potential long-term sustainability and how they relate to the provision of sport or physical activity opportunities for people with a disability.

3. Volunteer Training & Development: 

Applications under this category aim to provide relevant and accredited training courses for volunteers and coaches within the club/organisation. This training should seek to develop inclusive opportunities and structures in clubs/organisations providing sport and physically activity for all.

Due to the limited funding available, applicants are advised that grants awarded under this scheme will be made through a competitive selection process and the maximum overall grant available to one club is €2,500. Please note that applications that can show other monetary or benefit in kind support for the proposed project, will be given additional weighting on review.

If your club would like clarification on any aspect of the Club Participation Grants scheme or guidance on completing the application process please a member of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership team at 01-2719502 or by email at sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie.

Club Participation Grant Scheme 2020

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