Mayo Sports Partnership have just launched the 2007 Special Participation Initiative Grant Scheme. This grant scheme is aimed at encouraging clubs/organisations to introduce new additional projects which aim to increase participation in and opportunities for physical activity.
Twenty projects were funded under this initiative last year, each project received funding of between €500 and €3000. Examples of some of last years successful projects include; Childrens Summer Activity Camp which was aimed at inclusion of both disabled and able bodied children in the participation of activities together. Projects aimed at introducing people with disabilities to Horse-riding and to gain certification in Swimming. Projects aimed at targeting Polish young people in Ballina, encourgaging them to become involved in their local Youth Club activities, these are just some of the many successful innovative projects from last year.
If your club wishes to introduce a new initiative to increase participation this year, please check out our Grant Information section for further information and an application form.
Completed application must be received by this office before 5pm, Friday 27th April 2007.Fri, 23 Mar 2007 15:38:00 GMT
Volleyball Initiative Underway
An initiative to promote the game of volleyball in Mayo was launched at a well attended meeting held in Kiltimagh Community Centre recently. The Mayo Sports Partnership and the Volleyball Association of Ireland are coming together with the aim of developing 2 - 3 clubs in the county. Currently there is a recreational club in Claremorris but it is hoped in the coming months that Castlebar and Kiltimagh would also have similar clubs. In addressing the meeting Mr Paul Mc Keever Volleyball Ireland stated
" With the assistance of Mayo Sports Partnership we will give assistance in coaching and start up equipment to get the initiative underway". Mayo Sports Partnership Co-ordinator Mr Charlie Lambert thanked Ann Marie Carroll from Kiltimagh IRD for facilitating the meeting and gave the Partnerships backing to the project
" Volleyball is a game which appeals to people from other nationalities who now reside in our country. It is important that we make some effort to integrate people from other countries into our social fabric of society and sport is a fantastic vehicle to do just that" he stated.
Over 30 people from varying nationalities attended and gave input at the meeting. Currently times and venues for training in Castlebar and Kiltimagh are being arranged. This will be circulated and publicised as soon as possible so keep your eyes and ears at the ready. If you would like to include your name in the circulation list for this project or just would like more information contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9029911 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgFri, 30 Nov 2007 10:57:00 GMT
Special Participation Grant Scheme 2007
At a Mayo Sports Partnership Board Meeting held recently 19 sports projects throughout Mayo received a total of € 18,000 in funding under the Participation Project Initiative Scheme 2007. As well as funding mainstream sports, this year the scheme has funded initiatives ranging from community based summer camps, walking projects and an intercultural soccer blitz . Any further information on the above can be obtained by contacting Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9029911. The full list of Clubs/Organisations who received funding can be obtained here http://www.mayosports.ie/GrantInformation/Tue, 05 Jun 2007 16:40:00 BST