SSRP has just launched its latest Newsletter, ‘News Active – Summer 2020’. Check out the many activities, programmes and events that have taken place so far in 2020, a very challenging year for everyone!
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The 2020 Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme is now open for applications.
Over the last 19 years these grants have made a huge difference in local communities and groups throughout the country, and this year the scheme is going ahead as usual which is great news for everyone.
Applications are being accepted by post and email and the application form is available to download from our website and at the link below.
You can find more information on what the grant covers and deadlines for completed forms on our website (link below).
For any questions on the grant scheme you can contact Age and Opportunity on 01 805 7733.
Completed application forms must reach the address below by 12 noon on Friday the 2nd of October 2020
The National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People,
Age & Opportunity,
St Patrick’s Hall,
Marino Institute of Education,
Email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If emailing your application form it is not necessary to sign the application or send a hard copy.
As part of European Week of Sport Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership pledge to deliver on the following targets: 45 schools, 1200 children, 6 athletic clubs, along with a commercial sponsor. We will all work together to celebrate European week and increase participation in physical activity in a fun way. For the past sixteen years, the highly successful ‘Introduction to Athletics for Primary Schools’ events has taken place at the IT Sligo Athletics Arena. Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Sligo Athletics Association and Youth Sport West plan to hold a similar event to previous years in a new way on the European week of Sport 23rd-30th September with sponsorship from SuperValu.
This year sees the event “Staying Local” and participating from school grounds but with the same great spirit and competition. At SSRP we are committed to our responsibility to ensure a safe and phased return to sport inline with public health advice from the Irish Government and hence our staying local athletics fest for 2020.
THIS YEARS EVENT
We are encouraging all schools to get involved and participate from their own school grounds. The same great festival with the same great events. How it will work:
ATHLETICS – FUN & PARTICIPATION
The primary focus of this event is on participation rather than competition. A fun and enjoyable experience for all abilities is our goal at the Athletics Fest “Staying Local”. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a certificate of participation. The top three teams/ individuals for each event will receive a certificate of achievement for their school. We are looking forward to continuing our enjoyable Athletics fest by “Staying Local” in a new way this year.
This programme is perfect for anyone who wants to get back into cycling in a social fun leisure environment. The programme will build your cycle fitness over a number of weeks with the aim of completing longer spins on your bike during BIKE WEEK 2020 (19th to 27th September)
All Coivd-19 protocols are in place
What is Bike for Life?
Bike for Life is a beginner’s cycling programme, in which a cyclist is brought through the various skills and techniques involved in cycling over 6 sessions. The focus of the programme is on learning and meeting new people, with the group cycle a prominent feature in the programme.
What do I learn in Bike for Life?
How much does it cost?
The cost to do a Bike for Life programme is €40 per person.
When and Where?
The meeting point for the first session will be the carpark at Sligo County Council Offices, Riverside Hotel, Sligo.
What do i need?
You will need a road worth bike with working breaks and a helmet. A water bottle and dress for the weather. Bike’s are available to rent for €5 per night, they must be pre booked by contacting Northwest Adventure Tours on 087 125 9594.
How do i get involved?
To participate in this programme you must complete the online Application form at https://bikeforlifesligo.eventbrite.ie . Places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
View the ‘Criteria and Terms & Conditions’ HERE
Applications are via an online system only…SCHEME HAS CLOSED AS OF 12 NOON 26/08/2020
Sports Clubs in County Sligo can now apply for COVID-19 Club Small Grants of up to €1,500 through Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership.
The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is part of a series of COVID-19 related funding schemes from Sport Ireland, following the announcement of €70 million of funding by the Government to support the sports sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is being implemented by Sport Ireland’s network of Local Sports Partnerships and will provide assistance to local clubs with covering costs associated with the reopening of sports clubs. This scheme is separate to the Sports Club Resilience Fund, which will be delivered through National Governing Bodies of Sport.
This scheme is designed to support sports clubs that do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. The COVID-19 Club Small Grants can be used to support COVID-19 related expenditure dating from 2nd May 2020 onwards (date of publication of Government roadmap to recovery). As the total fund available is limited, clubs which already have the finances to implement COVID-19 protocols should not apply.
This grant scheme is designed and intended to support the return to sporting activities only and cannot be used to support COVID-19 costs related to hospitality services such as bars or restaurants within sports facilities.
The scheme will be based on identified needs. Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership and Sport Ireland will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly and every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme. There is a €1,500 limit per club on this grant scheme however applications will be means tested and only clubs with the most need will be eligible for the full amount. Clubs should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support.
Speaking regarding the launch of the COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme, LSP Coordinator with Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Deirdre Lavin, said “Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership welcomes the announcement of financial support for sports clubs across Ireland and encourages all sports clubs in County Sligo to assess their need for financial support towards COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols and apply accordingly.”
Clubs are advised to note the following conditions:
For further information please email email@example.com or phone 071 9161511/ 087 2286886
View the ‘Criteria and Terms & Conditions’ HERE
Applications are via an online system only…SCHEME HAS CLOSED AS OF 12 NOON 26/08/2020
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the NewWay5k on Tuesday 28th July 2020. We hope you achieved your personal goal for the 5k.
We would like to say a big thank you to the NewWay5k sponsors SuperValu and to the local Athletics clubs; Corran AC, North Sligo AC, South Sligo AC, Sligo AC, Calry AC and Tireragh AC for their support.
Results from each area can be viewed below. Please click on the venue you attended to complete your timed 5k to see your result.
RESULTS PER CLUB VENUE…
Click HERE to check out all the photos from the various venues
Coming up with different ways to stay active and healthy is now in a key priority as we adapt to our ever changing environment. As the annual Sligo Womens 5K Series couldn’t be staged in its usual format, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) in association with Supervalu and with support from local Athletics Clubs; Sligo AC, North Sligo AC, Calry AC, Tireragh AC, Corran AC, South Sligo AC and Sligo County Athletics Board developed an alternative plan to get the women of Sligo walking, jogging and running.
The SSRP Supervalu Womens New Way 5K consisted of a six week virtual 5K training programme for women of all ages and abilities throughout County Sligo. Over 575 women registered to participate in one of the three tailored training programmes available. The ‘Running Rookie’ programme targeted beginners whose main goal was to complete the 5K distance at the end of a six week training block. This beginner walk-run programme also included a series of podcasts available for the running rookies to download, and they detailed the various training sessions which women who were new to walking/jogging and running could follow easily and safely.
‘Breaking 30’ was the intermediate training plan aimed at women whose goal was to try and run their timed 5K in under 30 minutes whilst the ‘Speed Queen’ ‘advanced training option was for women who were targeting a sub 25 minute 5K at the end of the six week training period. Each training programme contained three sessions per week which were circulated to the women along with various training tips and advice. A further 25 women who were already running regularly and following their own training plans also registered for the initiative and participated in one of the five timed walk/jog/run sessions being delivered by the various Athletic Clubs on the evening of Tuesday 28th July.
Many of the women who registered for the SSRP Supervalu Womens New Way 5K programme choose to select to participate in the timed 5K option supported by one of the various Athletics Clubs closet to their own location. Alternatively, following the training programme a large number of women choose to run their 5K in their own time, at their own location during the final week in July and submit their time to SSRP. All the training programmes and timed walk/jog/run 5K sessions were free, and for a small fee over half of the women participating received a commemorative Womens New Way 5K running vest to remind them of their experience during this unique time. SSRP would also like to sincerely thank the main sponsors Supervalu. Speaking on behalf of the SuperValu stores in Tubbercurry, Ballisodare, Ballymote and Grange, Gearoid Surlis stated “SuperValu were delighted to support the initiative in the new format and it was fantastic to see so many women sign up to the training programme and the various events hosted by the Athletics Clubs. The initiative represents a great partnership between the SuperValu stores, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership and the Athletic Clubs and working together the initiative has promoted and encouraged a healthy lifestyle for all involved”.
Each of the six Athletic Clubs also played a huge role in supporting the womens and ensuring the timed 5K runs went of safely. Reflecting on the SSRP SuperValu New Way 5K SSRP Sports Co ordinator Deirdre Lavin stated “The new format for the initiative in 2020 proved to be a resounding success with the number of women involved bigger than ever and it is particularly encouraging to see so many women training and taking part in their first ever 5K”. She added, “The support of the Athletic Clubs and their may volunteers across the County and the sponsorship from the SuperValu stores enabled many women of all fitness levels to participate in the initiative”.
So to all the ladies who took part, whether you were a running rookie, a speed queen or maybe something in between, a very well done on completing the SSRP Supervalu Womens New Way 5K and remember, keep moving the Sligo way!
Download the Sport Ireland 2019 LSP Annual Report HERE
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership included in Sport Ireland Local Sports Partnership Annual Report 2019
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) featured in the Annual Report 2019 just published by Sport Ireland. The report outlines the work of the LSP network across the country and highlights innovative programmes and initiatives that are operated locally.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership works with trusted professionals and valued volunteers to engage with communities across County Sligo to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable programmes and initiatives. These opportunities are tailored to local needs and aim to get people more physically active, involved in sport and improve the mental and physical health of the county.
Nationwide over €22 million was invested in the network of Local Sports Partnerships by Sport Ireland, Local Authorities and partner organisations in 2019 with over half a million people across communities in Ireland taking part in LSP sport and physical activity opportunities.
In 2019 SSRP supported 15,314 participant places across 142 programmes. (Press release continues below)
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Speaking at the launch of the LSP Annual Report, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD said: “It is clear from the figures in the Annual Report that the Local Sports Partnership network has a positive impact in communities, especially for target groups who are often less represented. The Government’s new Covid 19 funding support package will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the many clubs in local communities throughout the country. It is heartening to see that so many people have recognised the importance of staying active during the crisis. It is important to thank everyone involved in the LSP network for keeping programmes going. We must now seize the opportunity to secure a lasting improvement in the health and wellbeing of our nation by encouraging people to stay involved in sport. I want to acknowledge the contribution of sports volunteers, not just for everything they have done during this public health crisis but for what they do all year round. We will continue to support their growth and provide every opportunity to sustain their ongoing involvement.”
Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, said: “The Sport Ireland Statement of Strategy 2018-2022 highlights the “significant potential contribution that sport can make to enhance quality of life, and tackle many societal and environmental challenges” and the LSP network has placed themselves at the forefront of this journey towards lifelong and inclusive sport for all. I would like to thank all the agencies, groups and individuals who have contributed to this report and also to all the staff and volunteers who were involved in the delivery of the programmes and projects at local level”.
Commenting on the report SSRP Sports Co-ordinator Deirdre Lavin said “I welcome the LSP National Report and it gives me great pleasure to state that the report includes 15,314 participant places in sport and physical activity opportunities supported by SSRP. Working in collaboration with partner agencies, and the many volunteers in sports clubs and community organisations throughout County Sligo is fundamental in enabling SSRP to facilitate opportunities for physical activity and I wish to acknowledge everybody who supported SSRP in making sport and physical activity happen for various target groups throughout the year”
Check out what has been happening in SSRP so far this year…
Closing date is 12 noon 2nd October 2020…
…this years event will be ‘Staying Local’ …
Starting in August, perfect for anyone interested in increasing bike skills, confidence when cycling and improving fitness. Numbers are limited, all covid-19 protocols are in place.
Closing date for all online applications is 12 noon Wed 26th August 2020
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