Special Participation Grant Scheme
Special Participation Grant Scheme 2013
The 2013 above grant scheme is now closed .This years grant scheme was announced on Monday 25th March and closed on Wednesday 8th May. This scheme is the only grant scheme the Partnership operates and is overseen by the board.
Each year Mayo Sports Partnership assist sports groups/organisations financially in projects which main aim is to increase particapation in sports/activities. The Special Participation Initiative Grant Scheme is aimed at encouraging clubs/organisations to introduce new additional projects which aim to increase participation in and opportunities for physical activity.
We would ask you to please read very carefully the application guidelines before completing and to include all required documentation (Application form, Club Constitution and Bank Statements) when applying.
Eligible Projects (may include):
Introduction of new sports projects/initiatives for target groups where opportunities do not already exist (Target Groups include: Youth at Risk, disadvantaged communities, women, travellers, unemployed, ethnic minorities)
Special projects/initiatives that cater for people with disabilities.
Projects which reflect a wide geographical spread.
Projects which provide for a significant number of participants (mass participation ie Cycling / Walking Programmes)
Outdoor education/water sport projects for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
New initiatives/sports clubs promoting participation in sport and physical activity by groups with low participation rates.
Walking / jogging / cycling Meet and Train Groups which target the adult population and have a social connectedness element to the programme
Ineligible Projects (will include):
Capital / Building Projects
Day-to-Day club running costs (eg. transport, insurance etc)
Annual venue hire or rent expenses
Initiatives which are not additional to existing activities ie ( Club U-14 / U-16 Teams etc)
Purchase of prizes
Applications from profit groups/commerical organisations
Applications from individuals (applications must be made by a club/organisation)
Sports clubs not affiliated to their relevant National Governing Body (NGB)
Applications from Statutory Agencies, Pre schools or Primary/Secondary Schools
Older Peoples groups etc (please refer to Go For Life scheme)
Approx € 12,000 in total has been allocated under this years scheme which had a closing date of Wednesday May 8th.
Maximum which can be allocated to any one project is €1,000 and this is dependent on the quality of the initiative.
The Mayo Sports Partnership board will decide on all successful applications and its recommendations are final.
Regional Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week 2013 -Small Grants Scheme
The Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF) invites applications for the 2013 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups/agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
Maximum award per applicant will be €2000 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the WRDTF Strategic Plan The Way Forward.
Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 19th April 2013
(Late applications will not be considered).
APPLICATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE WRDTF
GRANTS WILL NOT BE SANCTIONED FOR EQUIPMENT/ STAFFING COSTS OR OUTDOOR PURSUITS
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it will hold a once off round of small grants for equipment in early 2013. Equipment is generally not currently funded as part of The Foundation's small grants schemes. In recognition of the fact that community and voluntary groups have a need for new equipment, The Foundation will hold one round of grants which will consider equipment only.
The average grant will be €1,000 and the maximum grant will be €2,000.
Groups can apply for a grant for:
Small equipment for use by service users, such as educational toys, games and resourcesEquipment for use by active age groups engaging in physical and social activitiesMaterials for therapeutic activitiesEquipment which will help establish a service, E.g. setting up care and repair programmes, men’s sheds, community playgroups and other services
The Closing date for applications will be 31st January 2013
Click here for more information http://www.communityfoundation.ie/news/news/small-grants-for-equipment-announced
The Gathering Ireland Local Community Fund
Mayo County Council is inviting applications from groups or organisations who are planning Gatherings during 2013 to compete for funding under the Gathering Ireland Local Community Fund.
Do you have a sports or physical activity event which you are planning in 2013. Need some funding assistance to get it off the ground.
Application Form can be downloaded here The Gathering Application Form and Guidelines here The Gathering Guidelines Document for this limited fund is available from the Gathering Co-Ordinator, Mayo County Council, Arasan Chontae, Castlebar, or can be downloaded from www.Mayo.ie.
Completed applications must be e-mailed to email@example.com or posted to Mr. Padraig Philbin, Gathering Co-Ordinator, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, before 5.00 pm on Friday, 30th November 2012
Coca-Cola Ireland , in partnership with The Wheel and the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), is making a total of €125,000 available in 2012 through its Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.
Voluntary and community groups on the island of Ireland may apply for one of the eleven grants that will be awarded this year. One applicant will receive €25,000 and ten applicants will receive €10,000.
In 2012, the Fund will support non-profit organisations in Ireland that have new and innovative projects that address the theme:
“Supporting an Innovative Approach to the Promotion of Active Lifestyles in Irish Communities.”
Please see coca cola website for Eligible applicants
Organisations must have been in operation for at least 12 months.
Club Training/Development Grants
The Mayo Sports Partnership Club Development Programme provides grant assistance to sport and
recreation clubs/organisations within County Mayo for Club Training/Development and Special Project Participation Initiatives. This scheme reflects and will contribute to, the strategies of the Irish Sports Council National Coaching and Training Centre and Mayo Sports Partnership Strategic Plan 20010 - 20014. This Grant Scheme aims to increase participation and improve the management and administration of clubs and in particular, to develop youth structures in clubs/organisations, thereby providing sport and physical activity opportunities.
Please note that Sports Partnership run courses/workshops are subsidised and therefore should not applied for under this scheme. In some cases Sports Development Officers link with the Partnership office directly to avail of the scheme ie: subsidised courses in Soccer, GAA, Athletics, Badminton. We would ask you to p lease check with your Development Officer in your sport to see if this is the case before contacting the office/sending in application.
Eligible Courses (may include):
- Sports specific Coach Education (e.g Athletics, Basketball, Gaelic, Socer).
- Committee and / or Volunteer education, Administration & management courses
- Generic courses outlined on application form, Child Protection, First Aid, Sport for All Leader Award etc
- Accredited courses by NCTC or NGB
- Applicants who have a bona fide youth structure in place
- Applicants from club/organisations within Co Mayo
Ineligible Courses (will include):
- Courses outside Ireland
- Sport related courses delivered by bodies not recognised under the National Coaching Development Programme or by the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB's) if one exists.
- Generic sports courses delivered by a non-recognised agency
- Day to day running costs (e.g insurance, transport)
- Applicants from individuals (applications must be made by the club / organisation).
- Courses not directly relted to applicant club/ organisation e.g. team building.
Click on the link below to download an application form: Club Training Grant Applic
2011 Go For Life Grant Scheme for Older People
Please note that details of the 2012 Grant Scheme will be made available in September through media, website etc.
2011 Go for Life Grant Scheme
The Irish Sports Council has allocated a total of €300,000 from its 2011 budget to the Go for Life National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The scheme seeks to increase the participation of older people in recreational sport and physical activity. To down load application form please click here 2011 Go for Life Application Form
The National Grant Scheme assists 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:
assisting local clubs/organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity;assisting local clubs/organisations to initiate new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity.
Grants are available to all 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. 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. Commercial, statutory or umbrella bodies are not eligible to apply for this grant. For the purposes of this Grant Scheme, Local Sports Partnerships are not included in these categories and are therefore eligible to apply. Day centres completely funded and directed by statutory bodies such as the HSE are not eligible. Funding for sports clubs will not be considered unless the application specifically relates to older people.
Applications are encouraged from clubs/organisations that:
have the potential to increase levels and frequency of participation in recreational sport and physical activity among older people in the local area;can act as showcases or successful demonstration projects and which can be replicated by other clubs/organisations in the future;have the potential to develop into a sustainable, longer-term programme;are applying for this grant for the first time;are developing initiatives in designated disadvantaged areas;are developing initiatives for minority populations or groups with special needs;have one or more active Go for Life Physical Activity Leaders (PALs);are making a joint application with other groups in their geographical community.
Grants will be between €300 and €700 and may be allocated towards the cost of the following initiatives outlined below:
Physical Activity Programme
For example, (1) a 5-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 qualified instructor might form part of the overall cost.
Purchase of Equipment / Resource Materials
For example, pitch and putt set, physical activity kitbag, play parachute, badminton rackets, skittles kit. Please note that for the 2011 grant scheme Short Mat Bowling equipment will only be considered for joint applications where it will be shared by two or more groups. Grants will not be allocated towards the cost of audio visual equipment (DVD or CD Players, Televisions etc.) or exercise machines.
For example, organisation of a Sportsfest aimed at introducing older adults to a range of recreational sports.
Grants will not be allocated towards the cost of:
e.g. membership fees for gyms or sports clubs, rental of facilities or employment of professional instructors on an ongoing basis;
Club Insurance / Taxes or Rates
Foreign Travel / Visits
Capital Costs such as the development or refurbishment of facilities.
Bellacorick Enterprise Fund
Launch of Fiontar Chomhraic Teo
Bellacorick Enterprise Fund
1. Establishment of Fund
Fiontar Chomhraic has been established as a response to the closure of ESB Power Station at Bellacorick. The main purpose of this €3 million fund is to encourage enterprise development in areas affected by the closures. (See map of area). Responsibility for overall co-ordination of the fund will be undertaken by Mayo County Council, with Mr. Des Mahon, County Manager, as chair of the Board of Fiontar Chomhraic Teo. An independent evaluation committee of seven people shall be responsible for assessing applications and recommending support.
2. Location of Investment
Only projects located within the Functional Area are eligible for consideration. 5% of the investment fund earmarked for education and training may be used outside of this geographic boundary if benefits to the Functional Area can be clearly identified.3. Eligible Applicants/Target Groups
Funding/support applications may be submitted by:
· Community based organisations
· Private companies, co-operatives, partnerships or individuals
· State-funded organisations active in the areas, including the ADM funded groups
Eligible organisations as defined above or equivalent, must have a written constitution and be in a position to provide audited accounts covering all areas of their activity and be Tax compliant.
The following areas in particular are to be targeted:-
· Industrial/commercial infrastructure
· Knowledge economy
The following categories/sectors are excluded from consideration:-
· Primary agriculture
· Retail sector
· B & B’s & Restaurants
4. Language & Culture
It is recognised that the Board’s functional area includes the Gaeltacht of Erris. The Board aims to promote the Irish Language, encourage cultural diversity, and co-operate with the various organisations with specific responsibilities in relation to the Irish Language and Culture.
Teanga agus Cultúir
Aithnítear go bhfuil Gaeltacht Iorrais laistigh de cheantar feidhme an Bhoird. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an mBord tacú le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge, éagsúlacht chultúrtha a spreagadh, agus comhoibriú leis na heagraíochtaí éagsúla a bhfuil cúraimí sonracha ortha i leith na Gaeilge agus an Chultúir.
To download application forms please click here ESB Fund Application Form
To view area the fund covers please click here Area the Fund Covers
For further information
John Coll / Declan Turnbull, Fiontar Chomhraic Teo, Mayo County Council, Community & Enterprise, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 094 – 904 7545 or 904 7555
Sportscover Sports Funding
Sportscover's desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports. Over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $50,000 in $1000 grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.Applications for the 2010 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund are now being accepted. The Fund will award $15,000 worth of grants to Sports Clubs or Associations throughout 2010.
Details for this years fund mayb be found on the Sportscover Website: http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=6778
(source: The Federation of Irish Sports-August2010 Update)
Grant Search Facility
Check out Ireland's NEW funding website www.j4bgrants.ie
Find out about European grants, Irish Government grants and other sources of funding for your business or voluntary group.