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Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme

Funding for Physical Activity in the Community

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What is the Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme?

The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme is funded by Sport Ireland and offers financial supports to local clubs, groups and organisations, nationwide who promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people.

When can I apply for the grant?

The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme is now closed. It will open again in 2025 and we will provide more information on how to apply for the grant then.

We would like to thank everyone who has applied for the 2024 Age & Opportunity Active National Grant, and we aim to notify all applicants of the results towards the end of April 2024.

Contact

For information speak to our Active Programme team.

01 913 3943

active@ageandopportunity.ie

Active Initiatives:

Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme

Offers financial supports to local clubs, groups and organisations, nationwide. Find out more here.

FitLine

A volunteer-led telephone mentoring service that encourages participants to start getting more active – we’re only a phone call away! Find out more here.

Physical Activity Leaders

An education and peer leadership initiative which trains older people how to lead sport and activity sessions in their local groups and communities. Find out more here.

CarePALs

Trains those working in care settings to lead suitable physical activities. Find out more here.

People with intellectual disability Physical Activity Leaders

Enabling people with intellectual disability (ID) to become physical activity leaders. Find out more here.

Walking Football initiative

An Age & Opportunity initiative for older men that is great craic and good for general health and wellbeing. Find out more here.

European Week of Sport

Promoting sport and physical activity across Europe. Find out more here.

Go For Life Games

Teams from all over Ireland coming together to take part in a national day of sport in June every year. Find out more here.

Sport Initiatives:

Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme

Offers financial supports to local clubs, groups and organisations, nationwide. Find out more here.

FitLine

A telephone mentoring service which encourages callers to start getting more active- we’re only a phone call away! Find out more here.

Physical Activity Leaders

An education and peer leadership initiative which trains older people how to lead sport and activity sessions in their local groups and communities. Find out more here.

CarePALS

Trains those working in care settings to lead suitable physical activities. Find out more here.

People with intellectual disability Physical Activity Leaders

Enabling people with intellectual disability (ID) to become physical activity leaders. Find out more here.

Walking Football initiative

An Age & Opportunity initiative for older men that is great craic and good for general health and wellbeing. Find out more here.

European Week of Sport

Promoting sport and physical activity across Europe. Find out more here.

Go For Life Games

Teams from all over Ireland coming together to take part in a national day of sport in June every year. Find out more here.

People always say that ‘you’re only as old as you feel’. Well, it turns out to be true. Science has proven that staying active keeps your body younger and your mind happier, no matter what it says on your birth cert. Being active can help your body to stay strong and supple improve balance and coordination aiding in falls prevention A healthy mind and body can help fight off colds and infections and many common illnesses. Exercise keeps you sharp and, best of all, it cheers you up and boosts your energy.

Being active just 30 minutes a day can offer you a range of benefits including:

  • Better balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Greater range of movement
  • Flexibility
  • Better strength
  • Stay healthier
  • Be more content
  • Increase energy levels
  • Increased social connection
  • Prevent Falls

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Principal Funders:

Link to HSE website Link to Sport Ireland website Link to Arts Council website

Our Principal Funders:

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