Winter Initiative 2022

The second year of the Winter Initiative, a major national campaign, has been launched by Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers to get as many people as possible exercising and participating in physical activity over the coming months.

Winter is often a time when people become less active due to the shorter daylight hours and worsening weather. However, getting involved in sport, exercise and physical activity have huge benefits to individuals and communities and the Winter Initiative is designed to ensure that these can be felt by as many people as possible.

The first Winter Initiative was a huge success, with thousands of people engaging with activities and programmes organised by National Governing Bodies (NGBs), Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) and clubs in towns and communities all over the country and that success will be built upon this winter.

This ‘Winter Initiative’ calls on women, men, children, grandparents, cousins, neighbours, friends, work colleagues who haven’t yet ‘got going’ to get out walking, running, cycling or participating in some form of physical activity.  This programme is open from now until the end of January 2023 and participants are welcome to register at any stage throughout the winter months.

Local clubs and groups are also encouraged to post and advertise their events and activities online to spread the word about the Winter Initiative and encourage new people to try out different sports which they may have felt were outside their comfort zone before now. 

 

To register and download your free exercise tracker please click here.

 

You can find a list of activities taking place across the country by clicking here.

To see a list of Carlow Sports Partnership’s current programmes, click here.


Buggy Buddies Carlow Town - new block starting Tue 8th November 2022

Due to the success of Buggy Buddies in Carlow Town, Carlow Sports Partnership are now offering another programme in Carlow.

A positive environment where parents/guardians can swap stories & get some top tips. This programme will get participants outdoors and help them to engage in nature and lift their mood. Participants can get fit and active, feel energetic and positive.

This programme is a great way to make new friends, get fresh air and exercise, all with baby in tow.

  • The benefits of attending a 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme are:
  • Improve your fitness level
  • Improve your well-being and mental health
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor & abdominal muscles
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Increase your energy level
  • Engage and be part of your community

Cost: €15.00 for 6 weeks - 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November & 6th, 13th December 2022

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable footwear and workout gear and rain jacket.

Parking: Available in the park.

Please Note: There are limited spaces available for this programme.

If you have additional queries about this 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme, please contact carolineshannahan26@gmail.com or 085 239 4777

LOCATION: Carlow Town Park

For tickets, please click here.


Buggy Buddies Tullow - new block starting Tue 8th November 2022

Due to the success of Buggy Buddies in Tullow, Carlow Sports Partnership are now offering another programme in Tullow.

A positive environment where parents/guardians can swap stories & get some top tips. This programme will get participants outdoors and help them to engage in nature and lift their mood. Participants can get fit and active, feel energetic and positive.

This programme is a great way to make new friends, get fresh air and exercise, all with baby in tow.

  • The benefits of attending a 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme are:
  • Improve your fitness level
  • Improve your well-being and mental health
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor & abdominal muscles
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Increase your energy level
  • Engage and be part of your community

Cost: €15.00 for 6 weeks - 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Nov & 6th, 13th of December 2022

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable footwear and workout gear and rain jacket.

Parking: Available in the Tullow Town Hall Cark Park which is a central point for access to the main park just over the bridge and is free.

Please Note: There are limited spaces available for this programme.

If you have additional queries about this 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme, please contact John Kenny 087 795 6977 or email tomeara@carlowcoco.ie

LOCATION: Tullow Town Park

for tickets, please click here.


Safeguarding 2 - Online Training

A must for all Club Children’s Officers

Friday 25th November 2022

Club Children’s Officer should be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. S/He is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/He also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders.

Each person attending the course will need to use their own independent device.

Safeguarding 1 course must be completed before you take part in Safeguarding 2.

To book your place please click here.

 


2022 Grant Announcement

Carlow Sports Partnership is now accepting applications for two grant sources

1. Local Sports Participation Small Grants Scheme

Carlow Sports Partnership has secured funding from Sport Ireland to support the development of sport and physical activity in County Carlow with a particular emphasis on low participation groups such as young people, people with a disability, older adults, women and girls, ethnic minorities and people residing in disadvantaged areas. This fund aims to assist existing clubs and community groups that have physical activity and sport as their primary activity and encourage the set-up of new clubs and groups to promote physical activity and sport.

The maximum amount of funding available per club/group/organisation is €2,000.00.

 

2. Covid-19 Small Grant Scheme (Round 3)

The Covid-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is part of a series of Covid-19 related funding schemes from Sport Ireland and the Government to support the sports sector in a bid to aid the return to sport. The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme will provide assistance to local clubs with covering costs associated with the reopening and delivery of their activities. With many sporting clubs & groups now back to training and activity across the County we are delighted to announce details of the third round of the Covid-19 Club Small Grants Scheme for 2022.

The maximum amount of funding available per club/group/organisation is €1,500.00.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00pm Friday 11th November 2022.

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please see a downloadable PDF link for both sets of applications and guidelines below.

If you would like a Microsoft Word version of the same, please email Egle via euseckaite@carlowcoco.ie or call 0599136247.

Application Form: Covid-19 Small Grants Scheme Round 3

Guidelines: Covid-19 Small Grants Scheme Round 3

Application Form: Local Sports Participation Small Grants Scheme

Guidelines: Local Sports Participation Small Grants Scheme