Federation of Irish Sport – Volunteers in Sports County Sligo Award Winner Simon Cavanagh. Read More here…
– Special Projects Participation Grant Scheme 2024 –
Applications are invited from sports clubs/sporting organisations which have as their central focus increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Sligo.
Assistance is available in respect of projects that facilitate new club development initiatives or additional sports programming/ events that promote increased opportunities for key SSRP target groups. The scheme will not fund ongoing club running costs or projects of a capital nature.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 15th March 2024
Please review the scheme’s Guidelines and Criteria HERE
NOTE: The application process is via an online application form and is to be completed in one sitting; please have your clubs membership profile (M, F, U18, Disability) and all data regarding your planned initiative to hand before commencing.
Please click HERE to apply.
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Let’s empower our active girls with the knowledge and support they need to thrive!
Safeguarding 1 & 2 Courses in March 2024. Read More and Register Here…
2023 Age and Opportunity Grant now open. SSRP hosting a workshop to give assistance with the grant application form on Tuesday 14th Feb.
A ten week, fun and social Wheelchair Basketball programme taking place every Thursday from 7.00pm to 8.00 pm at the Sligo Regional Sports Centre, Cleveragh.
On Monday and Tuesday last, the thrilling sound of ping pong balls echoed across County Sligo as the Table Tennis Roadshow made its energetic mark, delivering taster sessions to 355 enthusiasts of all ages.
Following a number of successful kayaking programmes and initiatives in South Sligo, an interest has being expressed by a number of people about the development of a kayak club in the area.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership and Canoeing Ireland are hosting a public meeting and information evening on how to develop a Kayak Club. If you are interested in being involved in the development of a club or finding out more please attend the meeting.
- Date: Thursday 1st February
- Time: 7.30pm
- Location: An Chroi South Sligo Enterprise Centre, 2 Gallagher Rd, Rathscanlan, Tobercurry, Co. Sligo, F91 X772
Please spread the word.
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Sport Ireland was today joined by the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, to announce the development of a new Policy on Volunteering in Sport, which advances a vision for a sport sector in Ireland that has the best volunteering culture in the world.
The policy identifies a wide range of initiatives to empower the sport sector to tackle the challenges currently faced through clear, evidence-based and data-driven solutions. Effectively one in every four adults who were volunteering within a club prior to the pandemic may not have returned since, with the number of adults who volunteer in Ireland dropping from 12% in 2019 to 9% in 2022.
Speaking about the new Policy on Volunteering in Sport, Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, said:
“Volunteers are the backbone of the Irish sporting community. According to the 2022 Irish Sports Monitor, 370,000 regular volunteers help to keep the 12,000 sports clubs around the country functioning and their 1.26 million members engaged in sport. Volunteering is critically important to sustain involvement in sport and this new policy will guide and assist the ongoing development and growth of volunteering by enabling more volunteers to contribute their skills and expertise to help others fulfil their potential through sport.”
Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Dr. Úna May, commented: “We are very happy to announce our Policy on Volunteering in Sport. This is underpinned by Sport Ireland’s strong ethos of inclusion and diversity, and we welcome anyone who feels they have something to contribute as a volunteer in sport. Ireland’s 12,000 sport clubs, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) are ideally placed to recruit, recognise, and retain volunteers, and this has the potential to re-energise the entire volunteering base.”
Sport Ireland conducted extensive consultation involving in depth one-to-one interviews, focus groups, and a survey that received 522 responses from across the sport sector. Those surveyed included NGBs, LSPs, leaders in sport, current and past volunteers, athletes, coaches, administrators, Government departments, and national and local agencies involved in volunteering in areas outside of sport.
Sport Ireland’s actions will include investing in NGBs, LSPs and funded bodies to improve the volunteer experience. As well as resourcing professional roles across the sport sector, establishing a Volunteer in Sport Working Group and a Respect Officials’ Working Group, and creating a Volunteer in Sport Digital Resource which will consolidate learning and development opportunities.
To deliver on the commitments of this policy, the objectives are to recognise and value volunteers, retain volunteers and encourage lifelong volunteering, recruit and grow the volunteer population, and diversify the volunteer base.
Fun opportunity for people of all ages to try table tennis.