What is Active Communities?

Active Communities is a Sport Northern Ireland National Lottery Funded initiative that aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland, especially among underrepresented groups.

Sport Northern Ireland has invested £13.1m to the employment of 116 Active Communities coaches and their deployment throughout all 26 district council areas of Northern Ireland, with a responsibility to provide quality and accessible opportunities for participation in a diverse range of sports and activities.

Each week, Active Communities coaches deliver over 1,200 coaching sessions in a variety of settings including:

  • Schools;
  • Sports Clubs; and
  • Community Settings (e.g. Leisure Centres, Community Centres, Youth Clubs and Residential Homes).

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