Applications are open for national scheme to help older people to get active

The Go for Life Small Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for older people is now open. The scheme is aimed at encouraging older people to get active and is used by groups and clubs all over Ireland to buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities. Last year over 1,000 groups and organisations availed of this opportunity. Each grant awarded this year will be between €250 and €700.

Last year 20 groups from County Laois received Go for Life Grants

‘Our organisation benefits hugely from funding from the Go for Life Scheme which enables us to deliver sport and physical activity opportunities to the older adults in Laois.  Our events help to increase participation, not to mention the social and cultural element of bringing people together in a safe and fun environment’ said Caroline Myers from Laois Sports Partnership. 

The Small Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity’s  Go for Life programmeand the Irish Sports Council. Now in its fourteenth year, it has, so far, awarded over €4.2 million in nearly 9,000 grants. This year, €300,000 will be allocated to groups and clubs all over Ireland.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 September 2014.  Application forms are available on the Age & Opportunity website or from the Go for Life office on 01 805 7733.


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