Funding announced for Physical Activities for Older People

Go For Life funding for Physical Activities for Older People

The Irish Sports Council has announced funding for the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people. 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. Day centres completely funded and directed by statutory bodies, such as the HSE, are not eligible.

Grants will be between €250 and €700 


Physical Activity Programme

For example, (1) a five-week programme to introduce older people to an activity such as aerobics, aquafit, Tai Chi or tennis – the costs of hall hire and a qualified instructor might form part of the overall cost; or (2) an initiative by a sports club to involve more older people – the purchase of special equipment, facility hire or a qualified independent instructor might form part of the overall cost.

Purchase of Equipment / Resource Materials

For example, Go for Life Games equipment, pitch and putt set, physical activity kitbag, play parachute, badminton rackets. Please note that, for the 2015 National Grant Scheme, Short Mat Bowling equipment will only be considered for joint applications where it will be shared by two or more groups.

Participation Events

For example, organising a Sportsfest aimed at introducing older adults to a range of recreational sports or a Go for Life Games league between groups.


Completed Application Forms should reach the Go for Life office before 12 noon on Friday, 25 September 2015.   LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

You can get a digital copy of the application form, along with full terms and conditions, here: Go For Life Application form 2015

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