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 these annual 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. As such, applications are supported 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://dlrcoco.submit.com/ . The next call for applications will be made in August/September 2023.
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 are 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 contact a member of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership team at 01-2719502 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.