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The 2011 Wicklow Local Sports Partnership Club Participation and Coaching Grant Scheme is now open to all voluntary sports clubs operating in Co. Wicklow to apply for. The aim of Wicklow Local Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and physical activity in Co. Wicklow. Wicklow Local Sports Partnership is looking to support initiatives by sports clubs who are also working towards this aim.

The Club Participation and Coaching Grant Scheme 2011 aims to:
  • Increase participation in sport and physical activity.
  • Assist club members to undertake appropriate coach education and training with their National Governing Body of Sport (ISA).
  • Increase the number of qualified sports coaches, leaders and volunteers in sports clubs.
  • Encourage the setup of new clubs.
  • Assist and support existing clubs to develop greater participation of people of all ages and abilities in sport and physical activity in particular amongst target groups which are reflected in Wicklow Local Sports Partnership's Strategic Plan 2010-2013.

Grants may be sought towards the costs of rolling out new participation programmes / initiatives and coach education and training in sports clubs. However clubs should please note that they can only apply for one category.

The Club Participation and Coaching Grant Scheme 2011 does not support the following:
  • Ongoing operational costs of sports clubs.
  • Projects of a capital nature. 
  • Repayment of club loans and debits. 
  • Coach education and training courses that are not delivered or accredited by a National Governing Body of Sport.
  • Programmes not inline with the goal of increasing participation in sport and physical activity. 
  • Programmes that are eligible for funding under alternative grant schemes.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st October 2011 no later than 5pm. Below is a copy of the Club Participation and Coaching Grant Scheme 2011 Criteria and Application Form.

For further information please contact the Office of Wicklow Local Sports Partnership on 01 287 8184 or log onto www.wicklowlsp.ie.
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