Mayo Sports Partnership

St Stephen's Green Trust grants scheme 2008

St Stephen's Green Trust grants scheme has 4 Grant Focus areas:

1.       Specific areas of disability (Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Hearing Impairment);

2.       Development and Integration (Older people in isolation; New Communities; Travellers);

3.       Breaking the Link (Homelessness; Offenders);

4.       Christian Values and Social Change.

Who is eligible to apply? SSGT will accept applications from voluntary or community organisations, with a CHY or XR number. If the number is pending or if there is no charitable status, the Trust will require copies of the instrument under which the organisation is set up, such as Constitution or Memo and Articles of Association. If your group is does not fit into one of these categories, please check with us before completing an application form.Ineligible activitiesThe Trust cannot consider applications for building costs; general appeals; retrospective funding or individuals.

Application Process: We encourage applicants to contact us before completing the application form to ensure the project meets the Trust's criteria. Applications are considered by the Trustees, usually within six weeks of the deadlines. Applicants are informed of their decision within a week of that meeting. Occasionally an application will be deferred pending receipt of further information. Organisations in receipt of a grant will be required to provide information relating to the grant e.g. reports, updates and newsletters. The Trust also requires mention of the grant in annual reports and accounts and any other appropriate publication. Application forms are not freely available. This is to ensure organisations meet the criteria before writing the application.

If you feel your organisation is eligible, please contact the Trust giving the following brief details - Name and address of organisation - What does the group do - For which project do you need the money- Estimate the amount of money you are requestingYou can phone, post, fax or email the information.

Please contact Orla O'Neill, Grants & Development Director, email info@ssgt.ie tel/fax 045 480 666

St Stephen's Green Trust, PO Box 950, Naas, Co Kildare

Next deadlines for 2008: Friday,5th September 2008    Website: www.ssgt.ie


Community Participation in Primary Health Care Funding Initiative

This is a joint Demonstration Funding Initiative,Combat Poverty Agency and the Health Service Executive:Community Participation in Primary Health Care.

The purpose of this funding initiative is to support and enable disadvantaged communities and groups to participate in local primary care teams and networks. This funding is open to community development/anti poverty groups who have a focus on health.

Closing date for applications is 15 September 2008.

What Activities Can Be Funded: Activities or a combination of activities outlined in the National Service User Strategy that will lead to community participation in primary care teams will be considered, including:

Developing and supporting community representative infrastructure to feed into primary care teams/networks.

Developing a joint plan between the HSE and community groups to support community participation in primary care teams/networks using participative methodologies.

Training and support for primary care teams on community participation.

What activities cannot be funded? Please note that the scheme cannot fund work outside of the purpose of the initiative and that we cannot fund:- Annual reports, newsletters or other promotional materials;- Annual conferences;- Salary costs for core staff;- A group’s ongoing project or running costs;- Capital costs;- Individuals; - Work that has already happened.

What funding is available? The funding made available for each initiative will be up to a maximum of euro 15,000 per project, on a once-off basis.

Who can apply for funding? This funding is open to community development /anti poverty groups who have a focus on health. We would especially welcome applications from consortiums of anti poverty projects. Applications must be made in partnership with the relevant Health Service Executive staff which is likely to be Transformation Development Officers/social inclusion staff.Applications will NOT be accepted from profit making or trading companies, individuals, local authorities or statutory bodies.More information and application form: www.combatpoverty.ie/health/For further information or advice on applications contact:Niamh Kelly - t. 01 6026624 - e. niamh.kelly@combatpoverty.ie Elaine Houlihan - t. 01 6026642 - e. elaine.houlihan@combatpoverty.ie


Athlone IT Sports Scholarship scheme for 2008-09

Athlone Institute of Technology is proud to continue its Sports Scholarship scheme for 2008-09. Sports people capable of playing at a high level may be worthy of a Sports Scholarship and they should print off the application form and submit it accordingly.

Last year the Institute awarded 40 scholarships to new and existing students and it is expected that this level will be maintained for the 2008-09 Academic Year. Scholarships are valued at €1,500 and €750 with recipients also availing of free use of all AIT Sports Facilities and Fitness Suite with adequate Physical Therapy cover also included in the package.

If you require further information see link : http://www.ait.ie/facilities/stufacil/SportsScholarship.shtml  

Or contact; Gordon Brett,  Sport & Recreation Manager, Athlone Institute of Technology,  Dublin Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

Ph: +353 (0)90-6442565    Mob: +353(0)87-9248139

Fax: +353 (0)90-6424539 

gbrett@ait.ie

Close date: 1st Sept08


 

 

Disadvantaged Youth Grant Scheme

The Disadvantaged Youth Grant Scheme 2007 was a Once-Off grant scheme by Pobal in Jan/Feb 2007. The Government approved almost €2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund under this measure in order to encourage increased participation in sport and physical activity among disadvantaged young people in the country.

By the close date of 9th Feb07, Mayo Sports Partnership received 110 applications from community and voluntary groups, which were then vetted. Of these 41 projects were then recommended for funding. The proposed projects were then passed by the Sports Partnership Board and then sent to the Dormant Accounts committee for ratification in March 2007.

On 10th May 2007 Pobal raified the 41 clubs for the funding allocation of €57,000.

Download details on clubs who received funding here: Disadvantaged Youth Grant Scheme List of recipents


Go for Life Grants 2007

Go for Life is the National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People.  The programme aims to get more older people more active more often.  Go for Life aims to challenge stereotypical notions about sedentary lifestyles for older people.

 Some Physical Activity Facts:

The benefits of physical activity can be enjoyed even if regular practice starts late in life.

For people of all ages, physical activity improves quality of life in many ways:

• it can help relieve the disability and pain associated with common diseases (like cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, and hypertension.)

• it can also contribute greatly to the management of some mental disorders such as depression.

• it  improves self-confidence and self-sufficiency—qualities that are the foundation of psychological well-being.

(World Health Organization, Extract from Factsheet: Physical Activity and older people)

Applications must be returned to; Go for Life Programme, Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9

CLOSE DATE IS: 5PM THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2007         (NOTE: applications are not accepted by Fax)

Download Application Here:


Go For Life Funding

GRANTS FOR SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Go for Life is a National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People and is pleased to announce that €350,000 has been allocated under the eighth National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The Scheme promotes opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity. Since 2001, over 3,500 grants totalling in excess of €2 million have been distributed to clubs and organisations to enable their older members to become more involved in sport and physical activity.

Go for Life is an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council.

Speaking at the allocation of the grants last year, the late Séamus Brennan TD, and then Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism said,  "Our older people have contributed enormously to the building of modern 21st century Ireland. We must continue to recognise and reward that contribution by ensuring our older people are given every opportunity to remain active in their community and sport has a pivotal role in achieving this. These grants allow older people to decide for themselves how they choose to be more active and they are making a huge contribution to improving the physical, social and psychological well-being of those getting on in age."

Any local group seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity may apply for a grant. Grants range from €500 - €3,000 and are typically used by groups to purchase equipment or so that members may explore a new sporting activity. Last year 627 groups nationwide shared just under €350,000 as part of the seventh phase of the scheme. Successful applicants included active retirement associations, senior citizens clubs, ICA guilds, sports clubs, day centres and community centres in 26 counties.

The eighth grant scheme is launched at a time when a recent report by IPSOS MORI that was commissioned by Go for Life and the Irish Sports Council has found that 58% of older adults lead sedentary lifestyles. The Go for Life programme aims to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity as we age and to create opportunities for older people to engage in a wide range of physical activity and recreational sport in local, safe and sociable environments.

The Go for Life Programme was developed by Age & Opportunity and the Irish Sports Council and is overseen by a Steering Committee that also includes representatives of Active Retirement Ireland, the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament and the National Council on Ageing and Older People. The National Grant Scheme is a central element of the Go for Life Programme which also provides workshops for members of community groups around the country to give them information and skills which enable them to lead sport and physical activity sessions within their groups.

Details and Application Forms are also available from Age & Opportunity at www.olderinireland.ie

Note for Editors: Go for Life is the National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The programme aims to get more older people more active more often. Go for Life aims to challenge stereotypical notions about sedentary lifestyles for older people.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 22nd October, 2008.

Application Forms are now available from Go for Life c/o Age & Opportunity Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. Phone 01 805 7733 or email gfl@mie.ie  

Financial Supports for Community & Voluntary Groups 2008

Pobal on behalf of The Department Of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is now inviting applications from Community and Voluntary organisations for funding under two Programmes of Grants for Community and Voluntary Organisations.

Programme 1. Offers two schemes of once-off grants:- Scheme of Refurbishment Grants Grants will be made to a range of local community and voluntary organisations with a focus on addressing disadvantage or where evidence of need has been clearly identified in their communities.- Scheme of Equipment Grants The objective of this scheme is to support the activities of local community and voluntary organisations that are addressing disadvantage in their communities *

Programme 2.- Scheme of Training Grants The aim of the Programme is to support or enhance the activities of community and voluntary groups both national and local or community based. Priority will be given to applications that address disadvantage.

These Programmes are part funded from funds made available by the National Lottery. There is no closing date for receipt of completed applications, however, as funding is limited, organisations are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.Applications will be accepted on the official forms only, which can be downloaded from the Pobal website www.pobal.ie/live/smallgrants

Contact: Pobal,Holbrook House,Holles Street, Dublin 2. Telephone (01) 4484888.


The Community Foundation for Ireland's Small Grants Scheme (2008)

The Community Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit and voluntary groups working in communities throughout the Republic of Ireland.The Community Foundation will favour projects leading to the social inclusion of people and communities who are excluded by reason of geography, race, age, disability, family circumstances, poverty, gender or race.2008 deadlines for applications:

25th August

31st October

General Criteria: CarersSupport for carers including actions such as the development of social networks, local respite initiatives.Older People a) For outreach schemes which assist older people to join social groups and networks in their community. This is a pilot scheme whereby grants will be a maximum of euro 2,000. The foundation will require grantees to share learning of the strategies employed. Such information will be disseminated as best practice to other groupsb) For projects promoting social contact for older isolated menc) For groups who are working with older people through visitation/ phone services and with older people who are in hospitals/ nursing homes for long periods.Families at Risk - Pilot Grants SchemeAimed at very vulnerable children, this scheme is for projects which provide supports allowing children at particular risk to participate in social and educational activities within their community. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that children are at particular risk. Indicators include substance misuse issues in the family setting, if they are in receipt of social work services, or in consistent poverty.Sexual MinoritiesSupports for sexual minorities, especially outreach projects to LGBT ethnic minorities and those in rural areas.Ethnic MinoritiesAssisting the building of networks and structures for ethnic minorities, with a particular emphasis on Integration.Mental Health and IntegrationCommunity integration and supports for people who have had recent mental health difficulties.*

*It is essential that applicants consult the full criteria, available on the Community Foundation's website prior to submitting a grant application:

www.communityfoundation.ie/grants/

Please note that the application form can now be submitted by email, and also that the Grant-making Guidelines have been altered.Contact: Helen Beatty, Grants Officer at hbeatty@foundation.ie The Community Foundation for Ireland32 Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin 1Ph. 01 874 73 54



For further information about Sports Partnership please contact: 

 

Mayo Sports Partnership,
Mayo County Council,
Castlebar
Tel: 094 9064360
Email:  msp@mayococo.ie

Youth Club Grants-VEC

Applications are invited from Youth Clubs for Grant Aid in accordance with the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme . Completed Forms and documentation must be submitted by 12 noon Wednesday 4 February 2009, Late applications will not be considered.

 Application Forms are available from Youth Officer, Co. Mayo V.E.C., Newtown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

 Tel: 094 9250730       Email: bruane@mayovec.ie                                    

Groups must have registered with Co Mayo VEC Youth Office before their application will be considered.


Castlebar Youth Bank

   Grants for youth projects and youth   groups available

·   Ages 12-20 can apply

·  For Castlebar and surrounding areas only

·  Closing date for applications: 9thMarch 2010

·   Extra money available for projects related  to financial learning that addresses the  issue of young people and their money.

 For more information contact:

Youth Information Centre: 094 90 28674

Email: ybcastlebar@gmail.com

 

Bike Week

Building on the fantastic enthusiasm and participation of groups around the county in Bike Week 2009, Mayo Sports Partnership in conjunction with Mayo County Council is now inviting applications ( see attached form for full details ) for funding from interested community groups / clubs for Bike Week 2010 (13-20 June) events.

If your group is interested in promoting cycling as part of a fun, national event, this is an ideal opportunity to apply for funding to help deliver your event.

Key information points:

·         A total grant fund of €70,000 is available on a nationwide basis from the Department of Transport.  Grants are available up to a potential maximum of €5,000 per successful Local Authority area. The final amount granted to a successful Local Authority area will depend on the number and scale of applications received across the country.

 ·         Grants for Community Groups are available up to a potential maximum of €500 per successful community group. Grants allocated to Community Groups form part of the overall maximum of €5,000 available to each Local Authority area.

 ·         Grants can be used for materials or resources needed to run Bike Week 2010 events and activities. Sample spend might include:

Ø       Organising a local fun cycling event e.g. lunchtime workplace cycle, slow bike race, cycling obstacle course, cycling road race, mass cycle, forest cycle etc

Ø       Hiring a bike mechanic to run workshops on bike maintenance for event days

Ø       Organising refreshments for participants, e.g. free tea or breakfasts for everyone cycling to work or school on an event day; drinks and snacks for participants in a mass cycle

Ø       Tabards or reflective materials for stewards

Ø       Bikes, panniers, lights, locks etc to raffle or give as prizes for participants in events

Ø       Other complementary activities for event days, e.g. musical entertainment, face painting, novelty bike displays (unicycles, tricycles), electric bike display

Ø       Publicity materials

For more ideas, see the 2009 photo galleries and event information on www.bikeweek.ie

 ·         Application is by providing information as requested in the attached form. A list of costed activities or events must be supplied with the application.

 ·         Applications should be emailed to msp@mayococo.ie   or, alternatively, application forms can be posted to Mayo Sports Partnership, Mayo County Council, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

 ·         The closing date for applications to Mayo Sports Partnership is Wednesday 7th April 2010.

 ·         Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:

Ø       Event or activity coincides with Bike Week 2010 (13-20 June)

Ø       Event or activity portrays cycling in a positive light

Ø       Events or activities are inclusive and facilitate a variety of people to participate e.g. not aimed solely at regular cyclists. Events should have a wider appeal e.g. children, families, workplaces, non-cyclists etc

Ø       Publicity or communications planned to engage participants and local interest/ media

Ø       Originality of proposal

Funding is at the discretion of Mayo Sports Partnership / Mayo County Council and as such applicants may receive all/some/or no funding applied for.

 ·         The dedicated contact person will be informed of the proposed amount to be granted by Friday, 7th May 2010. 

 ·         Successful community groups / clubs will receive the grant following confirmation by the dedicated contact person of acceptance of the grant amount. Where a grant is in respect of a local community group, the contact person will be deemed responsible for handling the application, expenditure of grant and return of vouched expenses. Where the actual expenditure used on the organisation of the event is below the grant that was allocated (based on the projected expenditure), the balance of funding must be refunded to Mayo Sports Partnership by cheque.

 ·         The dedicated contact person will be required to submit a brief report on the success or otherwise of the Bike week events and activities. The report should be a brief summary of the event of no more than two A4 pages or maximum of 500 words (bullet points suffice) and should ideally be accompanied by not more than two photographs of the event. This information will be used to help plan future Bike Week events. Photographs of the event may be uploaded to the Bike Week website.

 If you have any questions, you can contact me by email at clambert@mayococo.ie  or phone at 094-9047256

 Application Form:

Go For Life Grants for Older People

 GRANTS SCHEME LAUNCHED TO ENCOURAGE SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BY OLDER PEOPLE. €350,000

€350,000 available to clubs & groups countrywide

Almost €3 million distributed since 2001

Over 5000 grants allocated to date

Close date 30 September 2010

It's never too late to start to exercise - World Health Organisation.

Go for Life, an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council is the National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People.  

 Age & Opportunity and the Irish Sports Council has just announced that €350,000 has been allocated under the tenth National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The Scheme promotes opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity.  Applications for grants are requested from Clubs and Groups countrywide.

 Any local group seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity may apply for a grant.  Grants range from €350-€850 and are typically used by groups to purchase equipment or so that members may explore a new sporting activity.  In previous years successful applicants have included active retirement associations, senior citizens clubs, ICA guilds, sports clubs, day centres and community centres in 26 counties.

 Go For Life encourages greater participation by older people in sports and physical activities at a time in life when regular exercise is hugely beneficial.  Participation in sport and physical activity is proven to improve quality of life and health for all ages but older people particularly benefit from leading an active lifestyle.  Contrary to the widespread view that older people should “do less”, The World Health Organisation. strongly recommends that people increase their level of physical activity as they get older.

The Go for Life Programme was developed by Age & Opportunity and the Irish Sports Council and is overseen by a Steering Committee that also includes representatives of Active Retirement Ireland, the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament and the Health Service Executive. The National Grant Scheme is a central element of the Go for Life Programme which also provides workshops for members of older people’s groups around the country to give them information and skills which enable them to lead sport and physical activity sessions within their groups.

 Application Forms are now available from Go for Life c/o Age & Opportunity Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. Phone 01 805 7733 or email gfl@ageandopportunity.ie

Details and Application Forms are also available from Age & Opportunity at  www.ageandopportunity.ie  and from the Irish Sports Council at www.irishsportscouncil.ie  Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 30 September 2010.

Capital Premises Fund 2010-Western Regional Drugs Taskforce

Applications can now be made to the Western Region Drugs Taskforce for the Capital Premises Fund 2010.

As there is a limited budget of €25,000 per Task Force, applications from voluntary or Community organisations will be reviewed if the meet the criteria set out in the funding guideines. The purpose of the funding is to assist organisations with small-scale refurbishment and/or purchase of equipment.  The funding is once off and projects must be in a position to draw it down before December 2010.

 Further information attached:

·          Capital Premises Grant 2010-WRDTF-GUIDELINES

·          Capital Premises Grant 2010-WRDTF-APP FORM

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 7th June 2010 (applications received after this date will not be considered).

Incomplete applications will be returned to the project.

Any enquiries please contact the Western Region Drugs Taskforce on 091480044 or email info@wrdtf.ie

Grainne O' Dea, Community Liaison Worker, Western Region Drug Task Force, VEC, Dublin Rd., Swinford, Co. Mayo

Phone: 087 6682392           email: grainneodea@mayovec.com