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Go For Life Grants


One of the main elements of the Go for Life Programme is the National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The grant scheme is a joint initiative between Go for Life and the Irish Sports Council. It funds groups and clubs who cater for older people around the country so that they can buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities.

Running since November 2001, each year the initiative allocates money to local groups all over the country, who are seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity.

This National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People is one element of the extensive Go for Life Programme which has resulted from this allocation.

Overall Aim:

The National Grant Scheme aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people. In particular, the scheme is aimed at:

  • Assisting local clubs/organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity;
  • Assisting local clubs/organisations to initiate new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity.


For more information on the Go For Life Grants see www.ageandopportunity.ie/



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