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John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland was in Sligo on Wednesday last 12th December to launch the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership’s new strategy ‘Building a Culture of Sport and Physical Activity 2018 – 2023’.
The launch took place at County Hall, Sligo County Council with over one hundred people in attendance representing the many target groups, clubs, communities and agencies with which the Partnership works.
Leas Cathaoirleach Cllr. Paul Taylor and SSRP Board member was on hand to welcome the guests to the launch and in his address he paid tribute to all involved in the development of sport in the County which he stated was evident from the significant progress in recent years in both the area of facility development and sports participation opportunities for people of all fitness levels.
A highlight of the evening was the viewing of a video compiled by the Partnership which captured a diverse range of community sports programmes which it supports.
Maire Mc Callion, Chairperson of SSRP acknowledged the commitment to sport and physical activity shown by the sporting clubs and community organisations, the SSRP Board of Directors, statutory agencies and the staff of the Partnership. She outlined that the next phase of SSRP’s work will focus on four goals; Increase Participation, Build Capacity, Enhance Communications and Strengthen the Organisation. She signalled the intent of SSRP to continue to work in a co-ordinated and integrated way with sporting groups and local agencies.
Ciarán Hayes, Chief Executive of Sligo County Council spoke of the valuable contribution sport makes to quality of life and he paid tribute to the work of the sports clubs , communities, agencies and SSRP who work to deliver sporting opportunities.
In launching the plan John Treacy was highly complementary of the work of SSRP and all the sporting groups on the ground in Sligo stating “The vision Sport Ireland had for Local Sports Partnerships at the outset is truly being realised in Sligo through the collaborative engagement involving all partners with Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership playing a leadership role”. He went on to say “It is about the community groups, the sporting clubs, the Sports Partnership and all the agencies working together, and this partnership has worked very well in Sligo”.
For photos from the night please see our Facebook page
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to the Launch of Our New Strategic Plan – Building a Culture of Sport and Physical Activity in Sligo 2018-2023 yesterday evening. It was fantastic to see such a range of sports clubs and communities from across Sligo represented on the night. Thank you for all your support.
Here is a short video compiled of just some of the projects and programmes that took place during the last Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnerships Strategy Plan – Sport and Recreation A Way of Life in Sligo 2013-2016
Sligo County Council’s Cathaoirleach’s Awards for 2018 were launched at County Hall recently. The Awards scheme was introduced to honour people who have given special, voluntary service to their community. The Award categories are:
Each category winner will be awarded with a specially commissioned presentation piece at an Awards Ceremony at County Hall on Thursday 13th December, 2018.
The closing date for receipt of nominations for the 2018 Awards is Wednesday 21st November 2018.
Nomination forms and further information are available as follows:
The 2018 Sports Capital Programme is now open for applications as of Friday 7th September with a closing date of 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018. Any organisation wishing to make an application under the Programnme must be registered on OSCAR by 5pm on Friday 5th October, 2018. Applications are being sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs.
For all information see www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
A number of changes have been made to the 2018 Sports Capital Programme so please read this guide fully and carefully before applying online.
All applications, including supporting documentation, must be submitted online. Applications by post or email will not be accepted and will be returned. If you have not previously registered, your organisation must register on the website
first and your organisation must have a Tax Registration Number from the Revenue
Commissioners to register.
The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday 5th October
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th October
The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.
The Programme’s objectives are to:
Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and Education and Training Boards and schools to develop high quality, accessible, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation.
Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas and groups (such as people with disabilities) in the provision of sports facilities.
Encourage the sharing of sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.
Who can apply for a Grant?
Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport, and local authorities. Third level colleges
Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.
Any organisation that wishes to make an application must first be registered at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. A separate guide is available to the registration process at http://www.dttas.gov.ie/sites/default/files/corporate/guide-registering-scp-online.pdf The Sports clubs within schools and third level colleges are not entitled to apply for funding even when joined to another sports club.
All applications must be made by 5pm on Friday 19th October. The online system will be shut down at this time and no late or partial applications will be accepted. If you have not clicked the “Save and Submit” button on the final page of the application form by this deadline your application will not be considered. You are strongly advised to start the application process as soon as possible as it may not be possible for the Department to help
you nearer to the deadline due to the volume of calls and emails. When you have submitted your application you are strongly advised to save and/or print a copy of the “Grant Application Submitted” page. You may need this later as evidence of making your application. Applications by post or by email will not be accepted and will be returned.
How to apply
The only way to apply for grants is on the Online Sports Capital Register (OSCAR system) at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. The website also allows those registered to view previous applications, grants and payments, change contact details, seek payment of a grant and otherwise communicate with the Department. To make an application go to www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie and log in using the tax registration number and password used at registration stage. The application wizard will guide you through the application process and you can save and review your work as you fill out the form. As the system will log you out after a period of inactivity it is important that you regularly save your application using the “Save” button at the bottom of each page. You can return to it later when you have more information or electronic documents ready to upload. On each page some fields are mandatory. If you try and proceed without filling in these fields text will appear beneath each mandatory field stating what needs to be added. Applicants must note that funding is limited and that this is a competitive process. Simply meeting the minimum criteria under the headings above does not guarantee funding.
SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME WORKSHOPS
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are hosting a number regional workshops to assist applicants with the 2018 programme. The workshops will be given by staff in the Sports Capital section and will cover common pitfalls, a page by page guide to the application form and a questions and answers session. To get the maximum benefit from the event please read the guide beforehand.
Details of the Workshops are below:
DUBLIN – Cusack Stand, Croke Park, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October
GALWAY – Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October
WATERFORD – WIT Arena, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
LONGFORD – Longford Rugby Club, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
DONEGAL – The Abbey Hotel Donegal, 7-9pm, Wednesday 3 October
KERRY – Institute of Technology Tralee, 7-9pm, Friday 5th October
Go to eventbrite to book your place – max 2 seats per organisation.
One of the main elements of the Go for Life Programme is the National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. Running since November 2001, each year Go for Life allocate money to local groups all over the country, who are seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity.
The Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme and Sport Ireland. Grants are available to all eligible local clubs, groups and organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities. (SEE BELOW)
The Go for Life Grant Scheme for 2018 is now open for applications with a deadline for return of application forms of :
12 noon, Friday 28th September 2018.
Download an application form HERE
All applications must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal applications can be sent to:
The National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People
Go for Life Programme
Age & Opportunity
St Patrick’s Hall
Marino Institute of Education
If emailing your application form it is not necessary to send in a hard copy
N.B. Late applications will not be considered. It is the responsibility of grant applicants to ensure that grant forms are received by Go for Life on time (see above address, date and time)
The form is also available at http://www.ageandopportunity.ie/what-we-do/physical-activity-sport/go-for-life-grant-scheme
Who can apply?
Grants are available to all eligible local clubs, groups and organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities. Commercial, statutory or umbrella bodies, or their agents, are not eligible for funding under this grant scheme. An exception to this are Local Sports Partnerships who are eligible to apply. Day centres completely funded and directed by statutory bodies, such as the HSE, are not eligible.
Grants are made available for sport or physical activity for older people and the overall membership of applicants must be such that older people will be the beneficiaries of the grant monies. Funding for sports clubs will not be considered unless the application specifically relates to older people. Only one application per group will be considered.
The National Grant Scheme aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people. In particular, the scheme is aimed at:
To assists clubs in making applications to the Scheme, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is hosting a Go for Life Funding Workshop on Tuesday 18th September, 2.30-4.30pm in the Sligo Park Hotel (Hazelwood Suite).
Places should be booked in advance by contacting Shane Hayes, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership at 071 9161511 or email email@example.com
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