Active National Grant Scheme supported by Sport Ireland

Active National Grant Scheme supported by Sport Ireland


As a way of encouraging and motivating older people to return to sport and physical activity, Age & Opportunity are reaching out to National Governing Bodies in 2022, through their Active National Grant Scheme supported by Sport Ireland, asking NGBs to encourage their clubs to apply for a grant to fund initiatives that are aimed at those over the age of 50. 

Each club will be eligible to apply for up to €1,000 to entice older people back to their sport and back to engaging in physical activity with their peers. This is an increase on the usual grant allocation but has been put in place specifically for 2022, primarily to get older people back to activity. The National Sports Policy asks us all to offer opportunities to everyone to participate in sport and physical activity including older people and Age & Opportunity Active are very happy to work with clubs and organisations across the country to achieve this aim.  

Applications for the Active National Grant Scheme 2022 are now open.  Completed Application Forms should reach Age & Opportunity's Active programme office before 12 noon on Friday 25th February 2022.  Please find the Terms and Conditions Guidelines and Application form attached. We would encourage you to circulate this documentation to your club networks.

Email your application to

Application forms are also available to download on our website at the link below.

The closing date for completed application forms is 12 noon on Friday, 25th February 2022.

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