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  • Go for Life National Grant Scheme for Older Adults –
  • Monaghan Sports Partnership Sports Club Grant Programme
  • Monaghan Sports Partnership New Club Start Up Grant Scheme.





Since 2006, Monaghan Sports Partnership has made available,  a fund from which to issue grants to sports clubs / organisations who provide activities of a sporting or physical activity nature to young people in a structured environment. This funding was provided through the Irish Sports Council (now known as Sport Ireland) as part of Monaghan Sports Partnerships overall annual budget.

Applications are now accepted for assistance under this fund, which is open to the following:

  • Sports clubs whose remit includes the promotion of youth activities

Clubs must be based within County Monaghan to be eligible for this grant scheme.

Eligible areas include
Purchase of sports equipment, funding towards coaching / training courses for volunteers, activities promoting school / club interaction

Applications for the following items will not be eligible
Projects of a capital nature, servicing of debt, general appeals, ongoing administrative costs, transport costs

Priority will be given to those clubs who intend to use the funding to add an extra dimension to existing activities and with which they can accommodate new members or provide a better quality service to its current membership.

Please follow this link for all information 



New Club Start Up Scheme


Monaghan Sports Partnership recognises the work involved in starting up a new sports club and offers advice and guidance to anyone wishing to get a new club off the ground.  We have been operating this scheme since May 2009, and so far we have support the start up of 21 different clubs in County Monaghan. This grant applies to clubs which have been established within the previous twelve month period and does not apply to clubs which have been in existence for over one year.

To find out more, and if you are interested in setting up a new sports club in Monaghan, please contact the Sports Partnership office at 042-9755126.







One of the main elements of the Go for Life Programme is the National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. Running since November 2001, each year we allocate 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.


The Grant Scheme is administered by the Steering Committee of Go for Life – the National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. Developed by the Irish Sports Council and Age & Opportunity, it has, in the past ten years, allocated almost €3 million.


Any local group seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity may apply for a grant.  Grants range from €300 to €700 and are typically used by groups to either purchase equipment or used so that members may explore a new sporting activity.  In previous years, successful applicants have included active retirement associations, senior citizens clubs, ICA guilds, sports clubs, day centres and community centres in 26 counties.

The Go For Life Grant Scheme is currently closed- please log onto for more information