Local Sports Partnerships

Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs)

The Irish Sports Council created the notion of Local Sports Partnerships in order to promote participation in sport at a local level.
Since the implementation of the first LSP's in 2004, full national coverage has been established.

The three main functions of the LSPs are: -
  • Information - establish a consultative forum, initiate research, compile a sports directory and database, and identify needs and resources to form the basis of local planning
  • Education - provide quality opportunities for education and training at local level, provide training courses targeting volunteers, and provide access to sport specific courses through the national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport
  • Implementation - develop a strategic plan for local sport, appoint a professional administrator, secure related support services, select participation programmes for LSPs modified to suit local needs, increase the impact of national programmes delivered locally, market and promote sport

LSPs can help your club with finding information, gaining access to funding, increasing levels of participation and volunteer training within your club.

To find your local LSP please follow the link here and click on the interactive map for contact details.

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