Try Sailing Funding for Clubs

Try Sailing Funding for Clubs

European Week Of Sport Try Sailing Funding Opportunity

As part of the European Week of Sport (EWOS) 23rdto 30th September, Irish Sailing would like to invite clubs to apply for a small grant to aid with running a Try Sailing session for minority groups or people with additional needs from your local community for free.
The nature of each session may differ depending on the level of accessibility within the club including considerations around facility access, equipment, transport and the specific needs of the target group. The tag line for Sport Ireland EWOS is #BeActive and Irish Sailing’s Strategic Plan tagline is #BeActiveontheWater and branding will be made available for on site pictures and videos for a social media campaign for the overall event.
EWOS Try Sailing Session Aims

  1. Enable more opportunities for people with disabilities, elderly, women, ethnic minority groups, children staying in Direct Provision Centres, people from the LGBT community or Traveller community to find a welcome introduction to watersports within their local community.
  2. Increase opportunities for people within the above minority groups to be active on the water and hopefully to join local clubs.
  3. Encourage and support club members to run specific sessions tailoring to individual needs of their target group.
  4. Encourage and support more clubs to engage with people in their community who have additional needs and develop relationships with the key stakeholders.


  • The session has a minimum of 3 hours contact time and can take place over the 23rd to 30th of September.
  • Each session runs within Irish Sailing Safety Guidelines of between 1:1 and 1:10 depending on the needs of the individuals and the experience / qualification of the instructor/coach.
  • Club members are leading or assisting with leading the programme.
  • The content and water activity chosen to be run is decided by the club and group needs.
  • Applicant clubs should have the capacity to take on participants for further training and as members should participants show interest.
  • Clubs may either engage with one specialised organisation to recruit participants or recruit individuals from the community through other means depending on the preference of each club. Support with this process and with linking with Local Sports Partnerships, Councils and Organisations is available through your Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ciarán Murphy.

Terms & Conditions of Application

  • Irish Sailing Affiliated Clubs can apply for a grant of €400 per programme to be used towards running costs such as, transport costs, participant club membership, additional equipment/adaptions, and instruction/coaching etc.
  • Each session should adhere to current Covid Guidelines and numbers kept to a safe number and create a high-quality experience for the participants.
  • Sessions must be scheduled to run between the 23rdand 30th September 2021 and Clubs will be asked to upload their pictures and short videos advertising the EWOS branding during the session
  • Funding is limited, clubs will be considered on a first come first served basis
  •  Applicant clubs will be subject to an approval process by our Diversity & Inclusion Officer in the first instance and the application Form is available HERE.
  • Please fill in the following form for your club to apply for funding to run a Try Sailing Session before Friday 17th September. If you have any questions please contact Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Ciarán Murphy: 087 8800744


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