Dormant Account Fit4Life Club Grant Scheme (Deadline 28th February)


In conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts fund, Athletics Ireland (AI) is delighted to announce the availability of an Athletics Ireland Dormant Accounts Fit4Life Grant Scheme.

As a way of encouraging and motivating people to engage in further participation opportunities, Athletics Ireland is reaching out to affiliated Athletics Ireland Clubs to encourage them to apply for a grant to fund Fit4Life programmes that are aimed at creating opportunities for people to engage in walking, jogging, and running. 

Fit4life is a recreational running programme for everyone, from complete beginner to regular joggers and runners.  Fit4Life aims to help participants to achieve improved levels of fitness and wellness within the club structure in a fun, and sociable environment.

Participating clubs are asked to organise a Fit4Life programme for a minimum of one evening per week for a period of eight weeks, starting in March 2024.

Applications will be considered up to a maximum €600, and there will be a total of twelve grants awarded to the successful clubs. Please note that applications are being sought in a competitive bid process.

The grant can only be applied for by affiliated Athletics Ireland clubs whose clubs reside in areas*, identified by the Pobal Deprivation Index, as being Marginally Below Advantage, Disadvantage, or Very Disadvantaged.

Clubs are asked to apply via the following link and demonstrate how the club application ties into Dormant Accounts funding, and specifically aligns to the criteria set out below.

For further information, please contact Thomas Carlile, Events Officer at

The closing date for completed application forms is 5pm on Wednesday, 28th of February.

Details of the grant can be found in THIS PDF and in the application form here:

*The Pobal HP Deprivation Index is the core index for the Republic of Ireland and covers the small areas (SA) of the 2022 Censuses. To determine the Pobal HP Description 2022 for your club search the Pobal Deprivation Map by small area using your club's post code. 

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