We support clubs to improve their structures and capacities to ensure best practice in the delivery of sport at community level. The programme focus is on education, training, information and supports to develop areas such as club governance, inclusion and coach education.

Carlow Sports Partnership provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisations to develop, grow and become more sustainable and successful.

Development Resources

Our resources are here to help clubs, groups and organisations who are involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. This includes groups of people who do any of the following things:

  • Run an existing club, group or organisation, whether large or small, formal or informal;
  • Are thinking about setting up a new club, group or organisation;
  • Support, are undertaking or considering facility development; or
  • Are actively supporting the development of organisations who deliver physical activity in the physical activity and sport sector and want to develop their knowledge and access to resources in particular areas

Club Support

Please contact the Carlow Sports Partnership Office to make a Club Development appointment: 059 9136205 / We can advise on a range of club development matters, but not limited to, the following:


Please visit our funding page for further information, including links to the Sports Capital Grant Scheme.


Please visit our volunteering page for more information on how we can assist with the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.

Member recruitment

We look to support clubs and organisations to recruit more participants with an emphasis on those groups that are known to have lower participation levels including women and girls, older adults, people with additional needs, disadvantaged areas and ethnic minorities.

Club Governance and Development

Carlow Sports Partnership provides free, convenient and practical resources to help develop and run sustainable sports clubs.

Courses and workshops

Please visit our training and workshops page for more information on upcoming sessions.


Carlow Sports Partnership supports sports clubs, schools and sporting organisations in facility development and maximising usage.