Welcome to the Active Clubs Programme

The programme is currently closed for applications.

Active Clubs is a new multi-year investment programme developed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland, with funding from the National Lottery Fund.

The aim of the Active Clubs Programme is to  ‘support and enable accessible and sustainable participation opportunities through sports clubs’.

The investment programme seeks to employ a network of Active Clubs Coordinators to work with identified sports clubs in order to assist them with developing new and innovative interventions aimed at increasing their club membership. Post holders will also be responsible for creating the potential for the realisation of a range of opportunities for training, learning, education and capacity building for coaches and volunteers.

Who Can Apply?

To be considered eligible to apply under the Active Clubs Programme applicant organisations must be:

  • A Sport Northern Ireland recognised Governing Body of Sport
  • An Umbrella Sports Organisation

Sport Northern Ireland will accept ‘single’ and ‘partnership’ applications to the Active Clubs Programme, further details of which are set out in Section 4 of the Information and Guidance Notes.

Funding Limits

Sport Northern Ireland does not anticipate that any award for a single Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Post and associated programme costs will exceed £50k.

How to Apply

This programme is currently closed for applications.

Shared Learning Updates

Following the Active Clubs Information Sessions and additional engagement with key stakeholders, Sport Northern ireland has issued the following shared learning updates for the attention of potential applicants:

For further information on Active Clubs please contact Jolene Donnelly on 028 9038 3231.